gas station shooting

GBI agent Chad Lott documents the trajectory of a bullet that entered the back of Bennett, Bennett & Johnson Insurance in The Cotton Exchange.

Sunday morning shooting at Five Points reportedly connected to Savannah rapper’s appearance in Waycross Saturday night

An early Sunday morning shooting at the Five Points intersection on U.S. Highway 84 is the talk of the town this week.

No one was killed in the incident. One person struck in the hand was the only reported injury.

“There could have been more people hit, but that’s all that have showed up at any area hospitals,” says Police Chief Chris Wright.

No local residents were involved in the incident. The gas station manager took cover and was unharmed.

“From what we can tell, just the clerk (was present),” Wright says.

More than 100 rounds from numerous automatic and semi-automatic weapons were fired into the Circle K gas station. Nearby businesses Godwin & Sons Automotive Repair and vehicles parked there for repair, Bennett, Bennett & Johnson Insurance and Bear Nutrition also sustained property damage from stray bullets.

The incident appears to be a retaliation shooting connected to Savannah-based rap artist Quando Rondo’s appearance in Waycross Saturday. Rondo was in the area to perform at a concert Saturday night at The Vibe on Knight Avenue, and individuals involved in the shooting had reportedly just left the concert where he performed.

No arrests had been made as of press time. Investigators have recovered two vehicles connected to the shooting wrecked and then abandoned in Wayne County.

Processing the scene at Five Points kept Blackshear Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) investigators busy all day. The call was dispatched at 3:20 a.m. Wright says they left for the day after 5 p.m.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is also involved in the investigation.