Man shot in cheek outside motel on Riverside Drive

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man is recovering in the hospital from non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the cheek.

Sergeant Linda Howard with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened just after 2:30 Thursday afternoon in the back parking lot of the Econo Lodge at 3400 Riverside Drive.

According to a news release, the victim was taken to Urgent Care by a personal vehicle that was damaged my gunfire. It was reported before the shooting occurred, there was an argument that turned into the exchange of gunfire.  The victim was shot once in the face in his cheek.

Investigators are talking with possible witnesses and following up on information to determine exactly what happened.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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