Cartersville Chief of Police Frank McCann confirmed that a shooting transpired near the intersection of Mary Street and Douglas Street Thursday morning around 11 a.m.
“There’s one victim,” McCann told The Daily Tribune News on the scene. He said he had no updates on the status of the victim at that time.
Scanner communications indicate a Life Flight was dispatched to Cartersville High School to transport the shooting victim.
There appeared to be a motor vehicle collision at the intersection involving a motorcycle and a white pickup truck. The driver of the motorcycle was transported from the scene via ambulance.
“It’s still under investigation right now, but we’ll put out a statement soon as we sort it all out,” McCann said.
Cartersville Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Bettikofer said the shooting and that motor vehicle accident are connected.
However, he told The Daily Tribune News he could not give any insights into what may have instigated the shooting. Nor could he specify how many shots were fired in the incident.
As of late Thursday afternoon, Bettikofer said the two subjects remained hospitalized.
Contradicting earlier accounts of the shooting, Bettikofer said that the Cartersville Police Department has not arrested anyone in connection with the shooting.
“There is a suspect,” he said, “but there is no one in custody.”
Bettikofer said more information on the shooting will be released as the investigation continues.