Scene of shooting in Toccoa

The scene where a shooter shot at least 2 victims (August 1, 2021)

TOCCOA, GA (FOX Carolina)-  The Toccoa Police Department releases new information concerning the shootings that injured three people in Toccoa, GA on Sunday. 

Chief Jimmy Mize says that the GBI and investigators executed several search warrants on Sunday night and charged a suspect at around 9:00 p.m. Mize adds that agents executed additional search warrants on Monday morning and processed the vehicle used during the Shootings.

The suspect, 31-year-old Antuan Demetrius Prater, was charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault and has additional charges pending, according to Mize. 

Right now, it appears that there is no motive for the shooting, according to Mize. He adds that there is no known connection between the suspect and the victim.

Toccoa Police confirmed on Sunday that three people were injured after two shootings that happened at two different gas stations in Toccoa, GA.

According to Mize, police were alerted to the first shooting at 11:37 this morning on Big A Road and Currahee Street at the Marathon Station. He says after the shooting, the suspect exited the parking lot onto Currahee Street.

Mize says that a man was shot in the leg while in his car. They say the victim was stabilized and airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Mize said on Monday evening that the victim was in stable condition on Sunday night.

Mize also says while police were still looking for the suspect's vehicle, another shooting happened in Stephens County at Tony's Gas Station on Hwy. 123 at 12:42 p.m. He says two people were shot at this location.

At this time, police do not have any updates on the other shooting victims, according to Mize.

Mize mentions at 12:55 p.m. police performed a felony traffic stop on the suspect's vehicle, which was a white Ford Fusion rental car, on N. Big A Road at the Valero Gas Station.

According to Mize, the driver was identified as 31-year-old Antuan Prather of Toccoa, and he was taken into custody.

Prather was later taken to Stephens County jail, says Mize. He remains there with no bond, according to Mize. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed on Sunday that they are assisting in this case. 

Stay tuned as we work to learn more information. 

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