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The Butts County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the shooting of a 47-year-old man in Flovilla Tuesday night, Jan. 4, but with no witnesses and no one from the community coming forward with information, finding the shooter could be difficult.

The victim, Antonio Mann, was sitting outside his house on Randall Avenue when the shooting occurred about 9:49 p.m. He was transported by air ambulance to an Atlanta area hospital, where he remains, recovering from his gunshot wound.

Investigators believe the shooting resulted from some type of feud and that Mann may have been targeted, but Det. Matt Munger says that after talking with Mann by telephone, they now believe he was just an innocent bystander.

“We do not believe he was the intended target,” said Munger.

He added that they are still seeking information from the community about the shooting and possible suspects, adding that anyone with information can remain anonymous.

“It’s been a hard investigation with no witnesses,” said Munger. “Everyone in the community wants us to solve it, but we’re getting little cooperation from the community.”

Anyone with information can contact Detective Munger at the Butts County Sheriff’s Office at 770-775-8216.

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Senior Reporter

I have worked for community newspapers in Butts, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, and Upson counties for 30 years. I was Editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus from 1993-1999, and returned to the Progress-Argus as Senior Reporter in 2019.

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