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Gunfire caught on camera at Wilmington Island gas station

Subjects in video were involved in altercation outside the gas station. It is unclear at this time who fired shots. Subjects in video were involved in altercation outside the gas station. It is unclear at this time who fired shots.
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

What's unusual about this shots fired report is where it happened.

Tuesday at about 11 p.m., bullets were flying in the parking lot of the Circle K just off Johnny Mercer Boulevard on Wilmington Island, and it was all captured on camera.

The video shows a group of people involved in a fight when arguments and shouting begin. Towards the end of the video, you can see some of the people getting into a vehicle and that's when shots were fired.

"And we came out whenever there was hollering, and they were over right here, fighting each other,” said Tyler Maxwell, eyewitness.

Maxwell was inside this gas station on Johnny Mercer Boulevard last night when a fight started outside.

"My first reaction was to take a video. I figured someone would need to know what really happened,” said Maxwell.

In his video, you can see a group of people shoving each other and throwing punches. As the scuffle died down, Maxwell says someone pulled a gun.

"He pulled it out, starting point it at people and everyone took off and ran and got in their cars. Right as I was pulling out, I heard bang-bang-bang. Three gun shots,” said Maxwell.

And that's where the video ends. We still don't know who did the shooting or if anyone was actually injured.

"You know, there's certain areas of town that I was always brought up 'don't go here, don't go there, it's not safe.' But now it's not safe anywhere,” said Christy Wigley, Wilmington Island resident.

Wigley was born and raised on Wilmington Island and lives down the road from the gas station. She's never felt unsafe in her hometown before, until now.

"Because of last night, I feel that way now, you know, and I feel that way for my children,” said Wigley.

Raymond Fernandez moved to Wilmington Island because he was looking for a safe community for his family.

"It is a little bit of a fearful thing. It doesn't happen very often, so when it does it's a big deal. But big deals can turn into very big deals if you don't do something about it,” said Fernandez.

And while the recent blight of crime and its potential to spread concern him, he's still hopeful.

"We'll overcome it. I have faith in Savannah,” said Fernandez.

Details are still very limited as police investigate. Again, WTOC doesn't know who did the shooting or if anyone was injured, but we'll be sure to keep you posted on any new information we learn.

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