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DNR Requests Public Help to Identify Murray County Shooter

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (10/24/2011)

Conservation Rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are looking for assistance from the public regarding a shooting incident that occurred in Murray County this past weekend.

Mr. Perry Hudson of Chatsworth was hunting on the Chattahoochee National Forest in Murray County this past Saturday (Oct. 22) when he was shot. The incident occurred about 8:45 am near the end of Peeples Lake Road. After he was hit, Mr. Hudson called out multiple times however the person who shot him did not come to his aid. 

The bullet hit Mr. Hudson in the upper part of his chest and went through his upper arm leaving serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. Hudson was able to walk out of the woods and drove himself to Murray Medical Center (Chatsworth). Mr. Hudson was then flown to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga due to the seriousness of his injuries. 

DNR Conservation Rangers are looking for information about anyone that might have been in the same area at the same time. This information includes vehicle descriptions, names of anyone that might have been hunting in this area or other information that could help move the case forward. 

How to Report a Tip 

The public can report tips regarding the identity of the shooter by calling 1-800-241-4113 (standard or cell phone) OR *DNR (AT&T cell phone only), or by sending an email to TurnInPoachers@dnr.ga.gov . Additionally, any one who may have information can contact the DNR Law Enforcement office in Calhoun at 770.769.9680. 


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