SAVANNAH, GA (October 2, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old male in the Avondale area of east Savannah Wednesday night.

Derek Dupont, of a Florida Avenue address, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with a serious wound that was not considered life-threatening after the 8:55 p.m. shooting.

Islands Precinct Patrol officers were called to a shooting on the 2200 block of Alabama Avenue and found the teen on the side of the street.

SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting. Anyone with information on the case is asked to 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.