UPDATE:The GBI released a statement about the investigation where the Dawson Mayor was shot on Thursday evening.
"On Thursday nigh, October 31st, the Dawson Police Department and Terrell County EMS were notified of a shooting on Crawford Street. Officers responded and learned that the victim was Christopher Wright, the Mayor of the City of Dawson. Wright was transported to a local hospital and is being treated. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Field Office in Sylvester has been requested to conduct the investigation into the shooting of Mayor Wright. Anyone that has information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Dawson Police Department at 229-995-4414, GBI Sylvester at 229-777-2080 or 404-244-2600, which is a 24-hour contact number for GBI Sylvester." ORIGINAL STORY:The Mayor of Dawson, Christopher Wright was shot multiple times late Thursday evening. The Dawson Police Department, EMS and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations were sent to the 500 block of Crawford Avenue in reference to a shooting.At this time we know the 23-year-old Mayor was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and we're awaiting word of his condition.Witnesses say that Wright was outside of his house when an attempted armed robbery took place.Jessae Goshae, a friend of Wright, tells FOX 31 that Wright was shot multiple times in the leg but is in stable condition and awaiting surgery.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Dawson Police Department are still on scene investigating.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!