Macon man hospitalized after Thomas Street shooting

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot early Saturday morning.

A news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a person shot near the intersection of Thomas Street and Houston Avenue just after 5 o’clock.

Deputies say a 26-year-old man was asking a group of people to move their vehicle from the middle of the road when shots were fired.

The man, who was struck in the chest, was taken to the hospital by friends. He is in stable condition.

The shooting is under investigation.

Call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME if you have any information.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!