Garden City shooting victim identified as 17-year-old student-athlete

Crime & Safety

GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WSAV) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the victim of a homicide in Garden City Tuesday.

Ty Carter, 17, was killed near the Texaco Gas Station on Highway 80 at 6th Street, GBI says. He was a student-athlete at Islands High School who wrestled and played lacrosse, a teacher confirmed to WSAV.

Garden City Police says he received a gunshot injury to the chest.

Another individual, who has not been identified, was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), requested by Chief Gilbert Ballard to assist, says several individuals were traveling in the area in a vehicle and engaged with another individual. Shots were fired between the two groups, GBI said.

Just last week, News 3 spoke with Councilman Rick Lassiter who says Garden City has had 27 shootings and four homicides this year.

Tuesday’s marks the city’s 28th shooting and fifth homicide.

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