SAVANNAH, GA (September 3, 2011): Metro police are putting together the pieces on what appears to be a shootout this morning in west Savannah that left two men shot and two houses damaged in two different cities .
Quinton Butterfield, 27, of 818 Googe Street, and Brandon Williams, 23, of 17 Leon Village Drive, each were transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after the incidents that began about 1:20 a.m.
Butterfield was found shot in the foot at 1420 Richards Street near West Street behind Sustainable Fellwood Homes. Williams was found shot in the arm in a car that Garden City Police stopped for driving at a high rate of speed with a flat tire. He underwent surgery for the injury.
Butterfield said he was walking in the area when a car drove by and shots were fired at him. Police also found gunshot damage to a house in the 100 block of West Street. Two women in the house were uninjured.
Moments later, Garden City Police advised Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police that they had stopped a speeding Toyota at 6th and Delatire Street in Garden City with three men in it. Two of the men ran and escaped but the third, Williams, was found in the car with a gunshot wound. Guns were found in the car.
Police later found a house on 3rd St. in Garden City with damage from multiple gunshots.
Williams told SCMPD Violent Crimes investigators he was walking down Bay Street when some black males began to chase and shoot at him. He said the green Toyota driven by someone he knew from Garden City pulled up after he was shot and he was able to climb in to escape. He denied being near the Richards Street shooting. Police, however, quickly were able to confirm that the green Toyota indeed was at Richards and West streets at the time of that shooting. They also found evidence all the shootings were linked.
Neither victim was willing to provide information on their attackers or others in the area.
SCMPD Forensics technicians are processing the crime scenes and the Toyota while Violent Crimes Detectives extend their investigation. 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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