UPDATE: Host of Fort Valley block party arrested, police still looking for shooting suspects

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UPDATE: Tuesday, September 15 — Fort Valley Police arrested the host of the block party where two men were shot early Sunday morning.

According to a post on the Fort Valley Department of Public Safety’s Facebook page, 24-year-old Dontavius Hammond is now in the Peach County Law Enforcement Center.

Authorities charged Hammond with:

  • Reckless Conduct
  • Unlawful Assembly

ORIGINAL STORY

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Police in Fort Valley are looking into a shooting at block party where two men were injured early Sunday morning.

According to a post on the Fort Valley Department of Public Safety’s Facebook page, the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. on Hinton and Miller Streets.

Police say two men were shot in the upper torso and both were taken to the Medical Center of Peach County. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Police are looking for witnesses. If you have any information, call the Fort Valley Department of Public Safety at (478)825-3384.

 

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.