SAVANNAH, GA (August 13, 2017) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting and cutting that occurred in the first block of West 54th Street on August 12.

At about 10:30 p.m., officers responded to the area and found Tatum Duke, 26, and Pasquel Torrez-Guittrercz, 37, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators determined that Duke and Torez-Guittrercz, who knew each other prior to the fight, had a verbal altercation that escalated and turned physical. During the fight, Duke was cut and Torez-Guittrercz was shot.

The circumstances leading up to the fight are still under investigation. Charges are forthcoming.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the SCMPD tip line 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.