Man Shot While Mowing Lawn in Georgia Drive-by, Woman's Home Also Hit—Police

A suspect is in custody after a man who was mowing his lawn in Augusta, Georgia was injured in a drive-by shooting, authorities said.

Keveonta Quamez Hill was arrested and booked into custody on Tuesday, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

At around 3 p.m. that day, deputies responded to a shooting in the 1000 block of Carrie Street, NBC affiliate WAGT reported.

When they arrived, deputies discovered a 24-year-old man had been shot at least once while he was cutting the grass in the front yard of a residence. He was transported to hospital and was reportedly in a stable condition.

According to the station, deputies also found that a residence had been struck by gunfire. A 24-year-old woman was inside the property at the time. She was not injured, the station reported.

According to deputies, the suspect fired shots from inside a Dodge Journey while driving down the street. The vehicle was found on Peters Road.

Later on Tuesday, deputies located 25-year-old Hill, of Augusta, and arrested him. He is charged with two counts aggravated assault, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to online records from the sheriff's office. His bond was set at $13,600.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has been contacted for additional comment.

The shooting comes days after a 17-year-old high school student was shot dead in a backyard in Georgia's Carroll County.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office said the initial investigation determined Candace Chrzan was killed "while with friends in the backyard of the residence."

Few details were released about the shooting, but a sheriff's office spokesperson said the suspect had been identified and was "fully cooperating with investigators."

"This remains an open and active investigation, and all parties involved in this horrific tragedy are cooperating at this time," the sheriff's office said last week.

"Carroll County investigators are working closely with the district attorney's office in this case, and no other details will be released pending the outcome. Once the investigation is completed, we will update the status and outcome."

According to Everytown for Gun Safety, Georgia has the 9th highest rate of gun violence in the United States.

In an average year, 1,603 people die and 4,492 are wounded by guns in the state, according to the organization. More than half (57 percent) of the state's gun deaths are suicides, while 40 percent are homicides, according to Everytown.

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Stock photo. A suspect is in custody after a man who was mowing his lawn was shot in Augusta, Georgia. Getty Images