GBI investigating after several people shot at club in Hartwell, Georgia

A shooting in the parking lot of Jack's Bar and Grill leaves two people dead and several hurt. No suspects have been identified.
Published: Sep. 5, 2022 at 8:20 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2022 at 9:59 AM EDT
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HARTWELL, G.A. (FOX Carolina) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) is investigating a shooting incident that left one person dead in Hartwell, Georgia.

According to the GBI, the Hartwell Police Department requested the GBI’s assistance after several people were shot in the parking lot of Jack’s Bar and Grill, a local nightclub located on Highway 29.

The Hart Police Department said they responded to the nightclub around 2:15 a.m. Officers located at least three shooting victims. One of those victims was pronounced deceased. The Hart County Coroner’s Office identified him as 39-year-old Roberius Thornton.

Two other people were taken to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, one of them passed away from his injuries on Monday afternoon. The Coroner’s Office identified him as 25-years-old Joseph Johnson.

A fourth victim went to the hospital on their own and has since been treated and released. Officers said Several vehicles were also hit by the multiple rounds.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

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