Georgia lawmaker, traveling with storm relief money, shot outside adult entertainment store

COLUMBUS, GA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is recovering from a gunshot wound after he says he was shot while traveling with several thousands of dollars in donations for storm relief efforts.

A spokesman for Georgia House Speaker David Ralston told statehouse reporters that state Republican State Rep. Gerald Greene had stopped for gas when he was shot in the leg Thursday.

But Greene told WRBL-TV of Columbus he was parked behind Foxes Cinema, an adult entertainment store, when he was shot.

Greene told the station a man pointed a gun at his chest, demanded money and shot him. He said the robber didn’t get the donations to the American Red Cross he had with him.

Greene, a Republican from Cuthbert, Georgia, was released from a hospital Thursday evening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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