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Deceased man in Grovetown shooting identified

2nd victim hospitalized in critical condition

Posted: March 1, 2016 - 11:46am  |  Updated: March 2, 2016 - 4:44pm
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Officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in Grovetown at a Northrup Place home Tuesday.  ABBIGAIL LENNON/STAFF
ABBIGAIL LENNON/STAFF
Officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in Grovetown at a Northrup Place home Tuesday.

An active duty soldier stationed at Fort Gordon was the lone victim in a fatal domestic dispute in Grovetown, officials said Wednesday.

About 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Grovetown police responded to shots fired at a Northrup Place residence, said Chief Scott Wheatley. Upon arrival deputies discovered two gunshot victims inside the residence.

Christopher Daniel Buehler, 26, of Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, said Columbia County deputy coroner Bonnie King on Wednesday. The cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

According to Wheatley, a second victim was transported to GRU to undergo surgery and remains in critical condition. 

When asked about suspects, Wheatley said the incident appeared to be between the two individuals who lived in the residence and that the investigation was ongoing.

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