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South side hit with third shooting in one week

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Front door of Turtle Creek apt. shooting victim. Front door of Turtle Creek apt. shooting victim.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Flashing lights and sirens are becoming far too common for some people on Savannah's southside. 

Police are investigating yet another shooting that took place Wednesday night at the Turtle Creek Apartments off of White Bluff Road.

According to investigators, a man walked away from some sort of disagreement with another individual and entered his apartment. That is when officers say the suspect shot through the door of the apartment, hitting the man in the shoulder.

Police say the victim likely knew the suspect. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to be ok.

This is the third shooting on Savannah's southside in three days. 

Monday night, 21-year-old Rebecca Foley was shot and killed while pulling into her Southside Apartment Complex.

Her family questions whether it was a car jacking gone bad.

On Tuesday night, 17-year-old Evan Colquitt was shot multiple times in the chest outside his Windsor Forest home.

All three shootings were within a mile of each other.

"People have a reason to be concerned with three shootings in three nights, but they all appear to be unrelated. An intense investigation is ongoing with all three," said Julian Miller, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept spokesman.

Southside residents say they are becoming concerned, especially because police are not releasing information about the violence.

"Not knowing is harder because you wonder whether it was an accident or intentional. Are we in danger? We don't know because they aren't telling us," Nicole MacMillan said.

A meeting is expected as soon as Thursday between Savannah City Council, Police Chief Willie Lovett and City Manager Stephanie Cutter. One major issue to be addressed is the three shootings that have taken place in the past three days on the southside.

Police haven't released any suspects. If you have any information regarding these shooting, call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020.

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