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SCMPD investigates auto theft, shots fired

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the theft of a car left running while its driver was visiting a friend Wednesday night.

Patrol Officers from the Downtown Precinct heard shots being fired about 11 p.m. and discovered a 35-year-old Savannah man near Whitaker Street and Park Avenue.

The man reported he had fired a handgun at the 1996 Infiniti he had left in front of a house after another male had entered it and driven away. The suspect reportedly had ridden up on a motor scooter driven by another male, who also rode away.

The infinity was found on fire at Java Place and Duffy Street about 90 minutes later.

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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