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Warner Robins shooting victim was lying on the ground saying, ‘Help me. Help me.’

Ann Chappell was watching TV late Monday night in the living room of her Ravenwood Way home when she heard multiple gunshots.

She opened her front door to see two men, one with a black backpack over his shoulder, running down the street.

Another man, who was shot multiple times, was in the front yard of 212 Ravenwood Way on his stomach. Chappell said she saw a gaping gunshot hole in his leg.

“He was laying on the ground saying, ‘Help me. Help me,’ “ she recalled Tuesday.

The fleeing men ran around the corner, jumped into a waiting small car near Ravenwood Way and Mockingbird Lane and sped away, Chappell said. The car may have been white or light beige. It was hard to tell on the dark street, she said.

Arriving Warner Robins police officers found 19-year-old Jayson Mossman-Lee with multiple gunshot wounds to the arm and legs. He was transported to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, according to a Warner Robins police news release.

The two suspects were armed with a handgun when they knocked on the Ravenwood Way home shortly before 10 p.m. When those inside opened the door, the men demanded money and fled. Mossman-Lee was shot during the incident, according to the release.

“At this time, we believe this incident may have been drug related,” the release said. “Our investigation also leads us to believe those involved knew each other.”

Neighbors thought the woman who lived in the home also had been hurt — possibly hit in the head with a handgun. But police said in the release that no one else was injured.

At least two neighbors said police told them not to talk about the incident

Chappell said she had seen Mossman-Lee at the residence before, and he was a nice guy.

“It was a nightmare,” Chappell said. “You don’t think something like this would happen right near your home with kids inside.”

The street was roped off throughout the night as a crime scene technician gathered evidence in the neighborhood near Northside High School. At least eight evidence flags marked the front lawn early Tuesday, but only some crime scene tape wrapped around a fence across the street remained by early afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chad Pierce at 478-302-5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.