GBI investigating shooting that leaves 1 person dead, 3 injured

GBI investigating shooting that leaves 1 person dead, 3 injured

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Arcade Police Department in Jackson County with a domestic-related shooting incident.

We've learned a person identified as 52-year-old Matthews Carr was killed and three other adults were shot on Wednesday night. A 22-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man, and a 49-year-old woman were those left injured.

Channel 2's Christian Jennings spoke with a neighbor who said he heard gunshots across the street.

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"There were right to 10 shots altogether. They thought it was fireworks. I said, 'No, that wasn’t fireworks, that was gunshots,'" said Justin Gooch.


Arcade police said the man who lived at the home on Carruth Road shot three people before turning the gun on himself.

"There were two females and one male. One was a girlfriend, the other female was her daughter, then the male was her daughter’s husband," said Arcade Police Chief Randy Williams.

The three victims were rushed to a hospital.

"There was a lady (that) came out. She was just screaming," Gooch said.

Williams said the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The GBI is hoping to know more about this incident after the agents interview the victims in the hospital.

"This world is getting bad it’s getting bad. But we gotta turn to the Lord at this time," Gooch said.