Manhunt after 2 dead, 1 wounded in north Georgia shooting

August 27, 2019 GMT

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police are identifying a man they believe shot and killed two people and injured a third at a northwest Georgia home.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says 38-year-old James Mauldin is wanted for murder in the Tuesday shooting, as well as for stealing a car afterward.

A third person was injured in the shooting at a home southwest of Summerville.

None of the victims has been identified. The wounded person was taken to a hospital.

Authorities are looking for a 2003 silver Honda Civic that Miles says was stolen.

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader hasn’t said what may have sparked the shooting.


The deaths sparked a manhunt and precautions at area schools, including efforts to contact parents before students returned home in the rural area of Chattooga County.