Teen in critical condition after being shot in the face outside Macon store

A 15-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the face late Thursday outside a south Macon store.

At about 10:45 p.m., the teen was with two other males in the parking lot of Houston Food Market at 4141 Houston Ave., according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

One of them pulled a gun and shot the 15-year-old before running away with the other male.

The victim’s identity was not immediately released and no description of the shooter was given.

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

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.

Liz Jarvis Fabian has reported public safety issues in Middle Georgia for over 36 years. The former storm chaser and news anchor for The Weather Channel has won numerous awards including McClatchy President’s Awards for breaking news team coverage. Fabian was named Georgia AP’s best beat reporter in 2017.