Augusta Mayor Garnett Johnson, issues statement about Broad St. shooting

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AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Augusta Mayor Garnett Johnson, released a statement about Saturday’s early morning shooting On Broad Street that left several people injured:

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My thoughts and prayers are with all that were impacted by last night’s senseless act of violence. The safety of Augusta-Richmond County residents and visitors remains my upmost concern and priority. To that end, the Office of the Mayor, in conjunction with Sheriff Richard Roundtree, have spoken with Governor Brian Kemp and requested additional state resources, including Georgia State Patrol Officers and the Department of Natural Resources, to assist the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office with increased patrols and crowd control efforts. I am thankful for the swift actions of Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. The responding officers prevented potential loss of life. I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Augusta is a safe place to visit, work, play and pray. Law enforcement is seeking eyewitnesses. Please contact Georgia Bureau of Investigation or Richmond County Sheriff’s Office if you witnessed or have any information regarding this incident.

Mayor Garnett Johnson, Augusta

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