Homicide

Officials: 5 people dead in 2 shootings in Georgia

  • In this photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta, Columbia County Sheriff deputies investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday night, April 22, 2016, in Appling, Ga. Officials say multiple people have been killed in two shootings in northeastern Georgia. (Courtesy WRDW/WAGT Augusta via AP)

    In this photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta, Columbia County Sheriff deputies investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday night, April 22, 2016, in Appling, Ga. Officials say multiple people have been killed in two shootings in northeastern Georgia. (Courtesy WRDW/WAGT Augusta via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta, Columbia County Sheriff deputies investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday night, April 22, 2016, in Appling, Ga. Officials say multiple people have been killed in two shootings in northeastern Georgia. (Courtesy WRDW/WAGT Augusta via AP)

    In this photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta, Columbia County Sheriff deputies investigate the scene of a shooting on Friday night, April 22, 2016, in Appling, Ga. Officials say multiple people have been killed in two shootings in northeastern Georgia. (Courtesy WRDW/WAGT Augusta via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta and Columbia County Sheriff's Office shows Wayne Anthony Hawes. Georgia authorities say a man suspected in two shootings that left multiple people dead has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Captain Andy Shedd with the Columbia County Sheriff's office says 50-year-old Hawes' body was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home.  (WRDW/WAGT Augusta/Columbia County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This undated photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta and Columbia County Sheriff's Office shows Wayne Anthony Hawes. Georgia authorities say a man suspected in two shootings that left multiple people dead has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Captain Andy Shedd with the Columbia County Sheriff's office says 50-year-old Hawes' body was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home. (WRDW/WAGT Augusta/Columbia County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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 WRDW in Augusta that police believe this is the work of one gunman, who they were still seeking.