Five Dead After Two Related Shootings in Georgia, Gunman on the Loose: Report

Five Dead After Two Related Shootings in Georgia, Gunman on the Loose
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04/23/2016 AT 01:50 AM EDT

Two separate but related shootings in Georgia on Friday night left 5 people dead and one gunman at large, multiple reports confirm.

One man and two women were found by authorities at a home in Appling, Georgia, NBC reports. At least one victim was alive at the time, but later died at the hospital. As police were investigating the scene, a second call reportedly came in reporting a shooting nearby in which one man and one woman were found dead.

Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins told Fox that they were working to confirm identities of the deceased.

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According to the network, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspect they've identified as Wayne Anthony Hawes, 50, but they are unsure if he is in a vehicle or on foot.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office Caption, Andy Shedd told the Augusta Chronicle that the incidents are believe to have stemmed from a domestic dispute incident.
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