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Denny Dobbs Park features walking trails, a large picnic pavilion and a splash pad that recently opened. The park is located across the highway from Oak Hill Elementary. Park hours are from daylight until dark.

COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding suspects who shot two teenagers Friday night at Denny Dobbs Park on Ga. Highway 212.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooting took place at about 9 p.m. The victims are 16 and 17 years old. One victim was shot in the arm and the other was shot in the foot. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The Sheriff’s Office has not released any information regarding what may have led up to the shooting.

Denny Dobbs Park features walking trails, a large picnic pavilion and a splash pad that opened just a couple of weeks ago. The park is located across the highway from Oak Hill Elementary. Park hours are from daylight until dark.

If anyone has any information regarding the shooting they should call Investigator Roop at 678-625-1465 or the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Tip Hotline at 678-625-5007. Callers can remain anonymous.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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