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Shooting at Covington park leaves 3 injured; 2 airlifted to hospital, deputies say

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COVINGTON, Ga. — Three men are wounded after a shooting at a park in Covington Saturday night, including two people having to be airlifted to the hospital, deputies said.

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies said the shooting happened after an altercation led to gunfire in a park at the Fairview Estates subdivision.

The three men, described to be in their 30s, were approached by four men when they began to open fire. It is not yet known what the altercation was about that led to the shooting, according to deputies.

All three men are currently in stable condition at the hospital, according to authorities.

The victims were shot in Covington, but made their way to a Shell gas station along Salem Road in Conyers. One of the victims was then airlifted to the hospital outside of an Ingles close by, Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies said.

The suspect is still on the loose, deputies said.

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