Man shot, killed on East Jefferson

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By Patrick Yost

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A 26–year–old Hancock County man died of gunshot wounds Monday night after being shot near an East Jefferson Street residence.

According to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Ryan Carmichael, Antonio Smith was pronounced dead at Morgan Memorial Hospital.

The shooting occurred sometime between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., Carmichael said. No arrests have been made in the shooting and Carmichael would not discuss motive or the type of investigation the GBI is trying to complete.

Beyond that, Carmichael said the “shooting incident was an active investigation” and he would not release any more information regarding the death of Smith.

On Tuesday crime scene tape cordoned off a single–wide trailer with a 490 East Jefferson Street address.

A pile of debris had been poured onto a mat in front of the residence and a GBI Crime Scene specialist was working through some items on the mat and at the residence.

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