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

(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.

Mayor of Dawson, Georgia, Chris Wright.
Mayor of Dawson, Georgia, Chris Wright.   (Facebook)
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