23-Year-Old Georgia Mayor Shot Multiple Times
Shot in leg outside family home, now in stable condition, says one report
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2013 11:10 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The young mayor of Dawson, Georgia, was shot multiple times last night in an apparent home robbery, though reports differ as to his current condition. The shooting occurred sometime before midnight at Chris Wright's family home, where WFXL reports Wright, 23, was shot in the leg. Wright's mother, who was tied up in the incident, was also injured. A neighbor tells WALB she was watching TV when she heard what sounded like a firecracker down the street. "We are very upset, we are very hurt that such an innocent person can be done like this," Wright's aunt said. No suspects have been named. CNN notes that Dawson, population 4,500, sits about 140 miles south of Atlanta.

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Charles
Nov 7, 2013 11:01 AM CST
Let us be logical for a moment, if we can. If a town is overrun by water, the town is flooded, if a house is on fire, it is destroyed. If a nation is overcrowded with guns there will be murder and random acts of violence against its citizens by those with cruel intentions. More guns are not the solution to the problem, it is time for a national dialogue with each other in civility to begin. Until then business will continue as usual.
j1s
Nov 4, 2013 10:00 PM CST
cap ur ancestors are the punks hangings rapes drugs ur ancestors think about it its documented
viva_yo
Nov 2, 2013 3:35 PM CDT
4,500 people is not that small a town. I've lived in towns not much bigger than that. Sounds like someone with a beef against the mayor, not a robbery.