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Couple's argument leads to 18-year-old woman being shot in south Macon

Shell casings litter street in South Macon shooting

Bibb County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in south Macon Friday morning, January 19, 2018, where 18-year-old Malikah Harris was wounded in the left leg just before 9 a.m.
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Bibb County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in south Macon Friday morning, January 19, 2018, where 18-year-old Malikah Harris was wounded in the left leg just before 9 a.m.
A man and woman arguing on a south Macon street led to an 18-year-old woman being shot.


Bibb County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting, which happened outside a black Dodge Stratus just before 9 a.m. Friday.


Deputies were called to the corner of Capitol Avenue and Chatham Street, where Malikah Harris was wounded in the left leg, Bibb sheriff's public affairs Lt. Sean DeFoe said.


Evidence markers in the street noted spent shell casings on the pavement near where the intersection was roped off for the investigation.


Harris, of Macon, was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, for treatment of the gunshot wound.


The wound did not appear to be life-threatening, according to first responders at the scene.


DeFoe said the shooter was described as a black male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage jumpsuit as he ran away toward Houston Avenue.


Although the investigation is in the early stages, deputies believe the shooting might have followed a domestic dispute.


Investigators are working to try to identify the suspect.


Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.


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