The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred in the 1200 block of Appling Court. This incident was called into the Macon-Bibb 911 Center around 9:30 a.m.

It was reported that a female was shot by a male while inside a van, as several people were trying to leave a residence on Appling Court. The van, carrying several passengers, attempted to drive the female victim to the Atrium Health Navicent. One of the passengers inside the van contacted the Macon-Bibb 911 Center and reported their location as they were traveling towards the hospital. The van was located on Gray Highway, just north of the I-16 bridge when Bibb Sheriff’s patrol deputies and paramedics arrived at the scene to find that the female had been fatally wounded, due to gunfire. No one else was injured during this incident.

Additional patrol deputies went to the original shooting scene and located a male that was reported to have been the possible shooter. The male was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division to be interviewed. A handgun was also recovered by Bibb Sheriff’s patrol deputies, near the original scene. The passengers that were inside the van were also taken to the Investigations Division to be interviewed.

The circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

This investigation is in its early stages. Anyone with  information in reference to this investigation is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.