Crime

One dead in Dublin shooting; two others hospitalized in Macon with gunshot wounds

One man is dead and two others were seriously wounded in an early-morning shooting Tuesday in Dublin.

The injured were flown by helicopter to a Macon hospital after the 4:30 a.m. shooting near Calhoun and Sunset streets, said Dublin police Capt. James Champion.

The deceased was identified as Darel Guyton, 28, of East Dublin, said Laurens County Coroner Richard Stanley.

Emergency medical service responders rendered aid on the scene to Guyton, who was pronounced dead at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, said Dublin police Lt. Stacey Sapp, the lead investigator on the shooting.

The other two males who were shot -- Jaswain Bell, 18, and Jaysean Humbert, 28, both of Dublin -- were in critical but stable condition late Tuesday afternoon at the Medical Center, Navicient Health, Sapp said.

The shooting took place outside, and bullets struck a silver Chevrolet Impala several times, he said.

Sapp declined to say whether or not Guyton was inside the car when shot, or where the other two were when they were shot.

“It’s still under active investigation,” he said. The incident is not believed to be a drive-by shooting, he said.

“A concerned citizen that heard the shooting came outside and saw it and made the phone call to 911,” Sapp said.

Others are believed to have been involved in the incident, but a motive was not yet known, he said.

“We are seeking any information,” Sapp said.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911, or Sapp at 478-277-5085, or Dublin police at 478-277-5023 or text 478-595-7279. Anonymous tipsters can call Dublin-Laurens Crimestoppers at 478-275-0803, or 1-877-84CRIME.

Becky Purser has covered breaking news as well as crime and courts primarily in Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. She’s now exploring topics that impact the lives of children, parents and the family. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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