UPDATE: Search continues for Dalton shooting suspect who is considered armed and dangerous
UPDATE: It's now been three days since two people were shot inside a home on Dozier Street in Dalton and the shooter has not been found.
Channel 3 is learning Jobanie Martinez had an ongoing dispute with his victims that lasted at least week.
Martinez was last seen in the 1000 block of Dozier Street where the shooting was reported. Police say the community is not at risk but say Martinez is considered armed and dangerous.
“We just want to get this guy into custody,” said Dalton Police Spokesperson, Bruce Frazier.
Police say the victims were associates of Martinez.
“It did go bad. He went to the residence that night on Dozier Street and pretty soon after getting there he opened fire on the victims,” Frazier said.
While passing the home, Channel 3 spotted what looked like a bullet hole in the front window. Police say Martinez shot one of the young men in the leg and the other in the stomach area, but they are not sure why he pulled the trigger.
“The shooter is a documented gang member. It's not a situation where this is members of rival gangs or anything like that. It's not that sort of dispute. These guys were all associated together, but whatever the dispute was we're very concerned that this guy went to gun violence to get it solved,” said Frazier.
Martinez has not been seen since the shooting, but police say it could still be in town.
“It's also possible that he has left. We are working a number of different leads and in terms of where exactly he is, we're not 100 percent sure right now,” Frazier said. “I think he's obviously aware that we're looking for him.”
Frazier assures there is no need to panic, but they could use the community’s help.
“If you know something, even if you think that it might be an insignificant detail; if you saw this guy three weeks ago and you don't think it's important we would still like to know about that just because anything you might know might be that one clue that brings it all together for everybody.”
Police say he is about 5'11 with the letters "HTS" tattooed on his neck.
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The two people who were shot were taken to local hospitals with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Investigators have identified as the shooter as 21-year-old Jobanie Martinez, who is still at large.
Investigators say that Martinez went to the residence shortly after 11:00 in some sort of a dispute, and after being there a short time, began shooting at the victims with a handgun. Martinez then fled from the house. The victims, a 21 year old male and a 15-year-old male were taken to local hospitals and are expected to survive their injuries.
The victims and the shooter know each other, according to police.
Martinez is wanted on warrants for two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, burglary in the 1st degree, and criminal violation of the Georgia Street Gang Act.
He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or contact Detective Matthew Kumnick at 706-278-9085, extension 9224.