SAVANNAH, GA (July 4, 2016) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately noon, July 4, in the 500 block of Emerald Drive near Frazier Homes.

The 27-year-old male victim was found sitting in the seat of a vehicle suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a short black male with shoulder length dreadlock hair, gold teeth, and wearing a white tank top.

The victim was in the area to pick up his child when he got into a verbal altercation with the child’s mother. At that time, the suspect intervened and began arguing with the victim. The argument escalated into a physical altercation before shots were fired. The suspect fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with any information on this case should contact the SCMPD.  You can call 911 or the SCMPD tip line. The tip line is open directly to investigators by dialing (912) 525-3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.