The Canton Police Department is investigating the shooting, but the initial investigation indicates that the victim and the shooter are family members.
The victim, a man whose name has not been released, was transported to Northside Hospital-Cherokee for medical treatment, according to a police department release.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Community Outreach Officer Pacer Cordry said Canton police officers were “getting closer” to making an arrest. Investigators remained on the scene conducting interviews through the afternoon, Cordry said.
Canton Elementary School and Cherokee High School locked all exterior doors as advised by police when the shooting was first reported, according to Cherokee County School District spokesperson Barbara Jacoby. The schools received an “all-clear” from the police department to resume normal activity around 2:50 p.m.