One dead, 3 hurt in east Macon shooting

One person killed in east Macon shooting

One person is dead, and three more are hurt after a shooting in east Macon. That's according to a news release from the Bibb Sheriff's office.

It happened at around 11 p.m. Thursday on the 3400 block of Majestic Court, at the Kings Park subdivision. Bibb County coroner Leon Jones says Andrew Sims, 19, was pronounced dead at 12:11 a.m. from a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to an incident report, a carload of men pulled up to the home just before 11 p.m. and started arguing with a group outside about some gambling money that was allegedly stolen.

The witness says he threw a punch at one of the men, and they started firing shots. Sims, one of the men who arrived in the car, was shot and died about an hour later.

Two other people, Demario Shinholster, 32, and a 16-year-old boy, were also shot. Shinholster had gunshot wounds in the abdomen and leg. The 16-year-old was shot in the hand. Both are at the Medical Center, Navicent Health and are in stable condition.

A man was also hit by a car that may have been involved in the incident. 21-year-old Gabriel Palmer is also at Medical Center, Navicent Health, and his condition is stable.

We found out Friday that the fight took place in the street in front of Demorio's mother's home. Chrystine Shinholster says she was there when the fight broke out along with her son and nephew.

She says, "They hopped out the car, was arguing about something, something with my nephew, I don't really know what was going on, and I came out the door and I asked them to leave from the front of my house before somebody get hurt, and one guy got smart with me and next thing I know I heard a gunshot, and I took off running in the house."

The incident report also says investigators found a .357 magnum near a mailbox outside the home.

The sheriff's office says they're still investigating this shooting. If you have any information, you can call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.


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