Police say Liberty Co. shooting suspect should be considered dangerous; search continues

Crime & Safety

Correction: A previous version stated the suspect was in custody. The suspect is NOT in custody and police continue to search for him.

HINESVILLE, Ga (WSAV) – Liberty County law enforcement continues to search for a suspected gunman accused of shooting a woman and assaulting another.

Officials say that Lennon Smiley allegedly shot a woman and assaulted another at the Victory Manor mobile home park in Liberty County Sunday night.

Police say officers responded and discovered a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm, alleging that Smiley shot her. Another woman, who was in the residence with a small child, says she was assaulted by Smiley.

The woman suffering the gunshot wound was treated and is in stable condition.

Police say Smiley fled the scene in a green-colored Nissan Sentra before officers arrived.  

He allegedly left the vehicle parked in front of a residence on the 600 block of Live Oak Church Road where authorities used a tracking dog in an attempt to locate him. Officers continue to search for Smiley.

Police say Smiley may be armed and should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Smiley is asked to contact authorities.

Lewis Levine contributed to this report.

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