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Monday night shooting sends two to hospital

Two young Thomson men were wounded in a shooting at a mobile home in Magnolia Trailer Park late Monday.

There had been no arrests in connection with the case as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Thomson Police Investigator Lt. Scott Whittle.

The shootings occurred at a mobile home on Lot 19, off Boulevard Drive, about 11:15 p.m.

Lt. Whittle identified the victims of the shooting as 22-year-old Larry D. Brewer and Joe Winfrey, Jr., 18. Neither of the men lived at the mobile home, the investigator said.

Mr. Brewer, who reportedly was shot multiple times, was first taken by friends to the emergency room of McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson before being transferred by ambulance to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta. His condition was not made public.

Mr. Winfrey, meanwhile, received a gunshot wound to a leg and was taken from the scene by ambulance personnel to the local hospital. He was treated and later released.

"The details are still real sketchy at this time," Lt. Whittle said. "I'm talking with a lot of people and still trying to get answers."

After arriving on the scene of the shooting, TPD Officers Marquis Murray and Alston Brassell and Deputy Alan Baldwin of the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department, took care of crowd control and placed crime tape around a large portion of yard area and driveway of the residence.

At least one young woman was arrested at the scene for disorderly conduct, but Lt. Whittle said he didn't know her name.

When Lt. Whittle got there, he combed an area of the front yard in a search of evidence before talking with a number of persons inside and outside of the mobile home. He later took several photographs inside the mobile home before leaving to interview the victims at the hospital.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Lt. Whittle at 706-595-2166 or 706-595-2145.

Web posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009

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