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Update: More details released in Macon shooting

A man shot at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday during an incident near Rice Mill Road in Macon was listed in stable condition at The Medical Center of Central Georgia early Friday morning, said Leon Jones, Bibb County coroner.

In the hospital’s emergency room, a 24-year-old Macon man told Macon police he was driving his Ford Crown Victoria with two passengers. As they approached the intersection of Sherry Drive and Pio Nono Avenue, a man in a Nissan truck behind them shot at their car, according to a police news release.

Gary Burrell, also 24, was sitting in the back seat when he was struck in the face when a bullet came through the rear window, according to a police report released Friday.

Burrell, of Macon, sustained a non-life-threatening injury to his right cheekbone and a small bullet fragment became lodged in his facial area, according to the release.

The driver of the Ford told police he recognized the man in the Nissan truck from when the truck had driven past him on Mercer University Drive and displayed a handgun, according to the report.

Police say they aren’t treating the incident as a “random shooting,” but are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

For more on this story, come back to macon.com and read Saturday’s Telegraph. Staff writer Liz Fabian contributed to this report.

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