Officials: 5 people dead in 2 shootings in Georgia

APPLING, Ga. (AP) — Officials say five people have been killed in two shootings in northeastern Georgia.

Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins says three people were shot Friday night at one location in Appling, two of whom died at the scene; the third died at the hospital. He says two other people were shot dead at another location about a mile away.

He says he is working to confirm their identities and all five bodies would be going to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab.

County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Andy Shedd tells The Augusta Chronicle that police believe this is the work of one gunman and stems from a domestic dispute. He says they are still seeking a suspect.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.