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Dalton Police Department investigation early morning homicide at apartment complex

UPDATE: The Dalton Police Department is still investigating the Thursday morning shooting death of a Dalton man on Selvidge Street. On Friday, police released the identity of the victim, 62-year old Kenneth Ray Townsend. Police were called to Townsend’s apartment at 801 Selvidge Street at 2:51 am on Thursday morning with a report that a man had been shot. When officers arrived, they found Townsend suffering from gunshot wounds to his arm and chest. Townsend was taken by ambulance to Hamilton Medical Center where he died shortly after. The shooting is still under investigation and there have been no arrests. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Detective Jason Robinson at 706-278-9085, extension 9-180. 

The Dalton Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead. The shooting happened shortly before 3:00 am at a small apartment complex near the intersection of Selvidge Street and Matilda Street. There have been no arrests and there is limited information available about the suspect. Police were called to the scene at 801 Selvidge Street between 2:51 am with a report of a man being shot. When officers arrived they found the victim, a white male, with gunshot wounds to his chest and arm. After the scene was secured, EMS responded and transported the victim to Hamilton Medical Center where he later died. Police are not releasing the victim’s identity at this time pending notification of next of kin. Initial information provided to investigators indicates that the shooter was a Black male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived and is still at large. Police are currently investigating the scene and canvassing the neighborhood. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to please contact Detective Jason Robinson at 706-278-9085, extension 9-180.