Authorities investigating shooting death in Gordon County

February 25, 2021–10:13 a.m.


The GBI and the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly shooting Wednesday morning on Self Lake Road.

According to Sheriff Mitch Ralston, the body of 53-year old Joseph Ledford was located by family members who called 911.

Ledford had sustained an apparent gunshot wound.

A witness was also located at the scene and was questioned at the Sheriff’s Office.

Agents from the Region 1 Office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were called in to assist.

Investigating officers recovered the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting, and Ledford’s body was taken to the State Crime Lab.

No fugitives are being sought in connection to this incident at this time, but as the circumstances surrounding this event were questionable, the investigation is still active.

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