SAVANNAH, GA (December 9, 2010): A 51-year-old Savannah man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating his shooting and the events that led up to it Wednesday night.

Vincent Green of the 1600 block of Delano Street, a passenger in a car on Duffy Street, was found suffering from gunshot wounds when police responded to a call at Duffy and Atlantic Avenue just before 11 p.m.

Okemi Lawton, 34, of another address in the 1600 block of Delano Street, told police he was driving the car west on Duffy and had stopped between Ott and Harmon streets when a man walked up, produced a gun and started firing.

Lawton drove several blocks to Atlantic where police were called and EMS units transported Green to Memorial Health Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.

Detectives are seeking information on the shooting, which is believed to have stemmed from an attempted drug transaction.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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.

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