SAVANNAH, GA. (March 19, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a 16-year-old male at Fred Wessels Homes, on the 200 block of Avery Street, just before 6 p.m. Friday, March 18.
Metro responded to the scene finding the teen with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for care.
The teen was reportedly shot on Randolph Street by an unknown subject in a vehicle. No evidence supporting this claim was recovered by investigators. Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was with a group of teenagers when one of the teens accidentally discharged a gun.
Detectives are following leads to confirm the shooter’s identity.
Anyone with information 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.