SAVANNAH, GA (October 9, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating two shootings that occurred on Thursday night.
At about 8:17 p.m. Metro responded to a residence the 2100 block of South Fernwood Drive, where Jamal Porter, 20, was suffering from a gunshot wound. Porter was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Porter was reportedly outside of the residence talking on the phone when shots were fired from a dark colored car.
At roughly 8:41 p.m. Metro responded to a shots fired call at Pendleton Street and Liberty Parkway. Minutes later, Metro learned that a gunshot victim identified as James Smart, 36, had driven himself to Candler Hospital in a privately owned vehicle for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Smart was reportedly entering his vehicle on the 2100 Block of Pendleton Street, when a male approached the victim on foot and opened fire as he drove off.
The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 20s, with a light complexion.
Circumstances surrounding these shootings remain under investigation. Detectives do not believe these cases are connected.
Anyone with information on this case should call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.