SAVANNAH, GA (February 25, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating two incidents in which shots were fired at houses this morning, including one in which a teen-ager received a non-life threatening wound.
Rahim Smiley, 14, was transported for treatment of a gunshot wound to his leg from the 1400 block of S.E. 36th Street after shots were fired at the house in which he and other children and teens were sleeping. Central Precinct Patrol officers had responded to a call of shots fired by the new ShotSpotter system to find the shooting.
At 1:16 a.m., Downtown Precinct Patrol officers had responded to the 500 block of Yamacraw Village. There they found an apartment where several shots had been fired at windows. Children and women were asleep in the residence at the time but no injuries were reported.
Anyone with information on either 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 Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.
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