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Four men sought after woman, 22, was shot in attempted kidnapping in Macon

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A 22-year-old woman was shot during an attempted kidnapping early Friday morning in south Macon. And police hours later were seeking the public’s help in finding the suspects who fled the scene.

The incident happened shortly before 5:20 a.m. when the woman was walking on Greenleaf Drive to the store several blocks from her home, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said four men pulled up in a brown Buick and told Jamesia Clay to get into the vehicle near Pinedale Drive.

When the woman refused, one of the men fired a shot at Clay, striking her in the leg, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Randy Gonzalez said. It’s unclear how faraway Clay was, but she managed to walk back and called for help, Gonzalez said. Deputies and EMS responded to the scene and Clay was transported to a local hospital, he said. Clay was treated and later released, deputies said.

So far, deputies have not released a detailed description of the suspects and it was unclear what typ of weapon was used in the shooting. It's also unclear if the woman knew any of the suspects.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at (877) 682-7463.