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Man found shot in Tifton neighborhood

Tifton man injured when car riddled with gunfire

TIFTON — Police in Tifton are investigating a shooting late Sunday evening in a residential neighborhood, officials say.

Lt. Lee Dunston, head of criminal investigations at the Tifton Police Department, said that Malcolm Denson, 24, was found shot in the back on South College Street near a car that had been “shot multiple times.”

According to Dunston, around 10:30 p.m. TPD officers heard gunfire near the 700 block of West 11th Street and patrolled the area to find the source. Later, on nearby South College Street, a resident brought the officers’ attention to Denson, who was outside of the car at the time. Officials believe Denson was wounded by the gunfire while sitting in the car, Dunston said.

Two other individuals had also been inside the car during the attack, Dunston said, but were uninjured. One of the passengers in the car has been questioned by police, but the other has not been located, Dunston said.

Denson was severely wounded in the attack, Dunston said, and was transported to a local hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Macon for treatment. Denson’s condition is not known, Dunston said.

Officials say there are no suspects and no eye witnesses to the shooting incident so far.

“We need some help from the community on this if we’re going to solve it quickly,” Dunston said. “We working on it, but forensics take time. We’d like to get some information and cooperation from the citizens so we can do what we need to do.”

Anyone with knowledge of Sunday’s shooting incident is asked to call the investigations department of the Tifton Police Department at (229) 382-3132