10:48am Georgia time – Sheriff Mark Schrader released this statement: “At this point, we have reason to believe there may be another person involved that was not on the scene when we first arrived. We aren’t sure if that person may have left on foot or in a vehicle. Will update when possible.”
9:43am Georgia time – Chattooga County School Superintendent Jared Hosmer says that Chattooga High School, Lyerly Elementary School and Summerville Middle School are all on “Code Yellow” which means a higher alert that normal due to the shooting situation in Holland. The superintendent says that the schools are not on “lock-down” but security has been increased as a precaution.
9:38am Georgia time – Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that law enforcement is currently investigating a triple shooting on Highway 100 past the Holland Community.
According to Sheriff Schrader, two people are dead and one person has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. The sheriff said that they are still trying to determine if there were additional persons involved in the shooting. The shooting happened at a residence near the Floyd County line. The sheriff says that people in the area should use caution and alert law enforcement if they see anyone on foot.
This is a developing story and we’ll have more information as it becomes available.
Emergency personnel are now on the scene on Highway 100 in the Holland Community in neighboring Chattooga County, Georgia where three people have been shot. According to early reports there are two people dead and one wounded. The injured party was reportedly transported to a Rome-area hospital for treatment.
That incident took place around 8:00am Georgia time.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
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