A man was taken to a hospital Thursday afternoon after he was shot in the face in Macon.
Joseph Silas Jr., 43, suffered a gunshot wound to the cheek and was treated at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, for the injury that was not life threatening, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
Just before 4 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Precision Tune at 3240 Mercer University Drive in reference to a person shot just, but couldn’t find the victim, the release said.
A subsequent dispatch reported a shooting victim at the corner of Churchill Street and Brentwood Avenue. Arriving deputies discovered he was the victim from Precision Tune, the release said.
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The business and where the victim was found are about a mile apart. A suspect description was not available.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.