Sheriff: 5 People Dead In 2 Shootings In Georgia

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APPLING, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on two shootings in Georgia that left five people dead and suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes who was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

The daughter of Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a “ticking time bomb.”

Lauren Hawes told The Associated Press Saturday that she and her 1-year-old daughter hid in a neighbor’s house while her father, Wayne Anthony Hawes, went on a shooting rampage that killed five people, including her grandmother and cousin.

Lauren Hawes says her 50-year-old father had threatened to kill her grandmother and mother a day before the fatal shootings.

Lauren Hawes says her father was upset after her mother ended their relationship. She says her father kicked both her and her daughter out of his home two about weeks ago.

Columbia County Sheriff Captain Andy Shedd said in a statement that the body the Hawes was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home.


5:30 a.m.

A man who shot and killed five people during two separate shootings as part of a domestic dispute in Georgia was found dead in his home early Saturday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

The body of shooting suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes, 50, was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home, Columbia County Sheriff Captain Andy Shedd said in a statement. Shedd said the Friday night shootings stem from a domestic dispute that left three men and two women dead.

The victims found at the home on Johnson Drive were identified as Roosevelt Burns, 75, Rheva Mae Dent, 85, and Kelia Clark, 31. Victims found at the Washington Road scene were identified as Lizzy Williams, 59, and Shelly Williams, 62.

Hawes knew the victims and the shootings stemmed from a domestic incident, Shedd said.

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