SAVANNAH, GA (October 3, 2014): A 16-year-old male is hospitalized with life-threating injuries after a shooting in his east Savannah neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

Violent Crimes detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the shooting of Benjamin Webber on the 2200 block of Hawthorne Street in the Savannah Gardens neighborhood.

Responding Patrol officers found him with the gunshot wound on the sidewalk at 3:50 p.m. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center. Webber was reported to have been conversing with a group of teens from the neighborhood who are familiar with each other when the shooting took place.

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.

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