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Shooting in city of Monroe injures three, investigation underway

Police Chief R.V. Watts said there was a large crime scene and several shell casings at the location.
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MONROE, Ga. — Police say three people are in the hospital after a shooting in a Walton County town on Friday night.

Monroe Police Chief R.V. Watts said the shooting happened in the 200 block of Tanglewood Drive sometime before 11 p.m.

Many details, including the motive and who is responsible for the shooting, are still under investigation. However, Watts said there was a large crime scene and multiple shell casings found at the scene.

The exact condition of the victims wasn't known but all three were taken to area hospitals for additional treatment. Police have not yet publicly identified the three.

Watts said the neighborhood is off of the northern part of State Highway 11 - also listed as North Broad Street - in the city.

Authorities are now asking anyone with additional information to contact the Monroe Police Department at 770-267-7576 or Sergeant Brandon Temples at 678-878-9805. Temples can also be reached by email at btemples@monroega.gov.