Two people died in separate shootings in Dodge County on Christmas morning, one in Eastman and one in Gresston.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Christmas morning, Eastman police were called to 5714 Anson Avenue where they found Rachel Pittman, age 21, suffering from a gunshot wound. Pittman was taken to Dodge County Hospital and was then flown to a hospital in Macon where she died at approximately 9:30 p.m. Christmas night.
The shooting may have been the result of four friends playing with a handgun. Pittman apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the four friends apparently were passing the gun around and pulling the trigger. They apparently believed the gun was not loaded.
Investigators are still looking into the incident.
The three others involved in the incident have been arrested and charged. They are: Timothy Harrell, age 26, is charged with illegal possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence.
Matthew Rowland, age 17, is charged with leaving the scene of the shooting and tampering.
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