For Immediate Release
Just after 7:35 p.m., officers responded to Gordonston Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue after recieving calls of shots fired. Metro Dispatch then requested units to the 2100 block of California Avenue in reference to a shooting.
Officers found a black Ford Explorer parked in the middle of the street with its lights off and its doors open. Officers located two black males that had been shot, Cameron Simmons, 19, and Eric Roberts, 18.
EMS was requested and transported both victims to Memorial Health University Hospital. Cameron Simmons succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital, Roberts was treated and released.
The investigation continues as leads, witnesses and possible suspects are still being developed. Detectives are asking for the publics assistance in locating witnesses that were in the area at the time who may have seen anything.
Anyone with information on these individuals is asked to call the SCMPD Detective Unit at (912) 651-6728 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward