Joseph McCluskey, 42, was found with a gunshot wound to his stomach in the parking lot of Rick’s Food Mart at the corner of North Broad Street and North Avenue around 7:30 pm. on Friday.
Police said security video shows McCluskey walking from North Avenue, but police are not sure if that is where he was shot.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Rome Police Department at 706-238-5120.
Posted Feb. 9
A Rome man who was shot Friday night is recovering after undergoing surgery for his wound at Floyd Medical Center.
Hospital officials said Josephy McCluskey, 42, of Rome, was in satisfactory condition Sunday afternoon.
Rome Police Detective Randy Gore, who will be handling the case, said there were no new leads as of yet.
Posted Feb. 8, 7:52 p.m.
An unidentified shooting victim remained in Floyd Medical Center late Friday night.
The shooting came to light Friday about 7:30 p.m. when the victim collapsed in the parking lot of Rick’s Food Mart at the corner of North Broad Street and North Avenue. A customer saw the man down and told a store clerk, who called 911.
According to officer Joel Stroupe of the Rome Police Department, the victim was shot in the abdomen, “probably on North Avenue,” then ran away and passed out in the convenience store parking lot.
Stroupe said the victim — whose name was not available Friday — told police he did not know who shot him.
The victim was in such pain that he was barely able to communicate with police, Stroupe said, but police are hopeful more information will be available today.