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Dawson mayor said to be improving from gunshot wounds

Mayor Christopher Wright was shot multiple times Oct. 31 at his Dawson home

Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright, shown in this file photo, was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on him Oct. 31 at his Dawson home. (Albany Herald file photo)

Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright, shown in this file photo, was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on him Oct. 31 at his Dawson home. (Albany Herald file photo)

ALBANY — Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright, hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, is still in serious condition but improving daily, said Ezekiel Holley, friend of the Wright family and director of the Terrell County NAACP.

The 23-year-old Wright has been hospitalized since he was shot at his home in Dawson late on the night of Oct. 31 in what some speculate may have been an ambush attack.

The GBI is investigating the case but has not made an arrest or named a suspect.

Holley said a special fund has been established in Wright’s name to help with mounting medical expenses. According to Holley, the account is with the Bank of Terrell in Dawson and amounts to about $2,000 currently.

“We’re hoping that the pastors and surrounding communities will feel compassion in their hearts and contribute to this fund,” Holley said. “I think he’s still getting the little $600 every month for being mayor, but you that doesn’t carry you very far.”