Wright was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and his condition is unknown.
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Witnesses say that Wright was outside of his house when an attempted armed robbery took place.
Jessae Goshae, a friend of Wright, tells FOX 31 that Wright was shot multiple times in the leg but is in stable condition and awaiting surgery.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Dawson Police Department are still on scene investigating.
Wright’s aunt, Ann Smalls, said Wright’s mother was also injured after being tied up. She has not been identified.
‘We are very upset, we are very hurt that such an innocent person can be done like this,’ she told WALB NEWS.
According to his LinkedIn account, Wright was an assistant manager at Johnson & Son Funeral Service and a substitute teacher before taking office.