SAVANNAH, GA (November 20, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives have determined that a Friday afternoon shooting on the 1300 of East 54th Street was accidental.
At about 12:46 p.m. Metro responded to the scene finding Rakeem Scott, 20, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives believe Scott had a gun in his possession while playing basketball with friends. He fell during the game, causing the gun to discharge.
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