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Three charged in Vidalia shooting

VIDALIA — The Vidalia Police Department has charged three men in connection with a Saturday shooting on Vidal Street.

Assistant Chief Bruce Wiley said officers responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 7:13 p.m. The victim, Forrest Williams Jr., 20, reported he was driving on Vidal Street when a vehicle driven by Tyvon Hawkins, 20, 500 Sycamore St., approached Williams’ vehicle.

Andrew B. Brown, 23, 202 South Oak St., was reportedly hanging out of the front passenger window of Hawkins’ vehicle and yelled at Williams.

Williams reported that he stopped his vehicle and then Brown allegedly shot at him, striking both tires on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Williams and witnesses also reported that Quancy Hawkins, 23, 103 Gillespie St., was in the rear passenger seat of the shooter’s vehicle.

Brown was charged with assault by drive-by shooting, and Tyvon and Quancy Hawkins were charged with accessory to assault by drive-by shooting.

No one was reported injured in the assault.