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Man shot in crowded Savannah apartment complex

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A man was shot Thursday night at Forest Oak Apartments off Savannah's LaRoche Avenue.

Dennis Stephens saw it all, from a distance too close for comfort.

He was standing in his driveway, his wife and grandchildren were on the lawn, when a young man Stephens has seen around the neighborhood walked up and asked Stephens to heat up a microwave dinner for him. Stephens said he would, and the young man had just handed over the frozen meal when Stephens heard a bang and saw blood began to pour from the young man's neck.

Stephens called 911. He says he didn't get a look at the shooter but saw a group of young men standing across the complex at the time.

Police believe the victim will live. No arrests have been made yet.

Stephens is still shaken. He says he could've been the one shot or his wife and grandchildren.

"That shouldn't happen around here," he said. "It be too many kids around here every day. If it got to be like that, I wouldn't want to be around here anymore.

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