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Victim in Sundays shooting still in hospital
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Liberty County Detective Tracy Jennings photographs evidence at Sundays shooting. - photo by Photo provided.

A Walthourville man was shot several times early Sunday morning when he answered his door, according to Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman.

The man, who was identified Tuesday as Dwayne Brackens, was still in the hospital Monday night, according to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Detective Tracy Jennings.

“We are following some leads but no arrest at this time,” she said.

Quarterman said Brackens was at home with a friend on the 1000 block of Dunlevie Road when he heard a knock on his door shortly after 2 a.m. When he answered the door he was shot several times by an unknown man.

Quarterman said when WPD Sgt. Jerald Burgess responded to the shooting, he found Brackens laying behind the door bleeding from wounds in both legs.

Brackens was taken first to Liberty Regional Medical Center, then flown by helicopter to Memorial in Savannah.

A woman who was in the residence during the shooting was not injured and fled, authorities said. She was picked up by Quarterman not far from the shooting.

Her identity has not been released.

Jennings asked that anyone with information call the LCSO detectives’ office 912-876-4555.

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