Police investigate weekend shootings

Lauren Gorla

Two shootings at two separate clubs in Statesboro occurred early Sunday morning resulting in one death and one victim flown to Savannah for further treatment.

According to Statesboro Police incident reports, there was an aggravated assault involving a gun at The Platinum Lounge at 1 a.m.

Officers were responding to a large fight inside The Platinum Lounge at the time and were notified that there were shots fired at the location.

Once police arrived but the unknown black male with the handgun had fled the scene as well as any possible victims.

At 2:30 a.m. on the same morning, an aggravated assault and homicide occurred at Primetime Lounge involving two victims, according to a release from SPD.

Johnnie L. Benton, 25, from Rincon, Ga., is deceased.

The second victim, 21, from Rincon, Ga., was transported to Savannah and is now in stable condition.

Both families have been notified of the incident.

The case is now under investigation and no further details are being released at this time.