Near the town of Augusta in the U.S. state of Georgia in a shooting killed five people. This was announced on Friday by local TV station WRDW.
According to her, the two incidents are likely connected and occurred at a distance of a mile (1.6 km) from each other. According to the broadcaster, the five confirmed dead, the County coroner Vernon Collins.
According to police captain Andy Shedd, four people died on the spot, another was hospitalized and died in hospital, writes The Augusta Chronicle.
Killed – three women and two men, their identities were not disclosed.
Now, investigators are searching for 50-year-old African American Wayne Hawes, who is suspected in the attack. It is reported that he was familiar with the victims.
The representative of the Sheriff of the district of Columbia reported that Howes did the shooting after he learned that his wife filed for divorce.
Shedd noted that the suspect fled the scene, possibly on the car.
As reported by channel News 12, the suspect in the shooting was able to kill himself.
Law enforcement officers arrived at the residence of the suspect and found that one of the buildings on fire. Next was found the body of a man, like Wayne, who, apparently, shot himself.
Yesterday in the U.S. there was another case of mass murder: unknown in Ohio killed eight people, including two children.