METTER, Ga. (WSAV) — A teenage boy is dead and a woman was injured following a shooting in Metter on Tuesday night.
According to Metter Police Chief Rob Shore, a shooting occurred in the North Leroy Street area around 9:30 p.m. The Metter Police Department (MPD) asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to further investigate the shooting.
Officials say it appears the shooting followed an argument about a missing dog.
Police received a call a few minutes later claiming children were fighting. Nearly two hours later they were called again after reports of a shooting, GBI says.
Officers found a 15-year-old boy shot at the scene and he was taken to a local hospital where he later died. The GBI will perform an autopsy on the boy.
A 14-year-old girl was also found shot and injured on the scene. She’s in stable condition at a local hospital, GBI said. No further details were released and no arrests have been made.
GBI urges anyone with information to call MPD at 912-685-5437, GBI at 912-871-1121 or submit a tip online.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 3 for updates.