Gang violence escalated this week in Baldwin County as investigators search for clues in five shootings in five days.
In the latest incident at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, two shooters opened fire at the Jet #6 convenience store at 2015 Irwinton Road where a known gang member was in the parking lot, said Capt. Brad King of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
The man, who had recently gotten out of jail, was not hit, but a bullet struck a woman shopping at the store.
Vonsheetra Gibson, 24, was wounded in the left thigh.
Since last summer, Milledgeville police and Baldwin deputies responded to multiple shootings linked to rival gangs.
"We've been fortunate there have been very few people hurt, but that's not going to last when you get brazen enough to shoot at a store full of people," King said Friday morning.
Many of the shootings happened in the dark of night with no witnesses.
Baldwin County investigators are looking at convenience store camera footage for help identifying the latest shooters that fired at least 13 rounds from two different guns.
The latest round of violence began Saturday at 2 p.m. on Ivey Drive in what investigators believe is a case of mistaken identity.
The car that was shot up at that location was very similar to one belonging to the man investigators believe was the intended target of Wednesday night's shooting.
Baldwin County investigated another shooting "dead in the middle of gang territory" Sunday night, King said.
The city also had two shootings, he said.
Authorities are working with the GBI to determine through ballistics testing whether any of the guns are linked to other shootings.
"We're compiling as much information as we can," King said.
Local authorities have been working with the U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, DEA and ATF to catch those persons responsible for the shootings.
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