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Macon’s 40th homicide happened while victim was live on Facebook

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Macon’s latest homicide was recorded live on Facebook.

Bibb County sheriff’s investigators are reviewing the video shot from inside the car the victim was driving, Sgt. Clay Williams said.

Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, 20-year-old Tynesha Desha Hammonds, of Macon was found shot dead lying on the ground beside a crashed car at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and Bloomfield Way.

Hammonds was driving on Bloomfield Way with four other people when multiple shots were fired at her Nissan Altima, according to a Bibb County sheriff’s news release.

“One of the people in the vehicle was on Facebook,” Williams said.

The footage has been taken down from Hammond’s social media account.

“People were viewing it like crazy,” Williams said.

The video shows people listening to music, cussing and waving a gun as they ride down the road before shots ring out in two waves of gunfire.

Several gunshots are heard before people in the car are screaming, the vehicle apparently crashes and and the camera falls to the car floorboard.

Next, you can hear someone yelling “stop” twice before calling 911.

“Hello. I need help on Bloomfield Road.”

Three more gunshots are heard as the man screams into the phone, “I need help. They’re shooting... on Bloomfield Way.”

He tells the woman on the other line that Hammonds was shot in the head.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said she was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8:45 p.m.

The gunman was gone when deputies arrived but the passengers stayed at the scene, Williams said.

It was the 40th homicide of the year in Macon.

“It’s very troubling,” said Jones.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call for a sheriff’s investigator at 478-751-7500 or phone anonymous tips to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Telegraph writer Justin Baxley contributed to this report.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones speaks during a city wide prayer breakfast held at Glorious Hope Baptist Church Saturday morning. The purpose of this event was to find solutions for how the church can help offset crime and violence in the community.

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