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Teenager arrested for Labor Day shooting near Daffin Park

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

UPDATE (Sept. 8, 2016): SCMPD detectives have arrested a 15-year-old for shooting the 16-year-old Monday on East 41st Street. 

The 15-year-old male was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, cruelty to children in the first degree, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Detectives believe this shooting stems from an earlier incident that happened between the two teens.

The juvenile suspect remains at the Regional Youth Detention Center. The teen victim in this shooting is currently in stable, but critical condition.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with further information should contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting on the 1200 block of East 41st Street near Daffin Park that occurred around 11 a.m. Monday.

Police say a 16-year-old male was critically injured. He was transported to the hospital. 

Circumstances surrounding this shooting remain under investigation. Detectives are, however, actively following leads and encourage citizens with knowledge of this shooting to come forward.

This is the sixth shooting to happen in Savannah since Saturday.

"I am still going to come outside and sit on the porch, but I'm going to be leerier of the people that come to my door and everything. And, I try to tell my grandchildren to be more careful and be mindful of who they call friends and bring to the house,” said community member, James Bailey. 

"I believe that if the neighborhood, not just ours but all neighborhoods, the people in general come together and start reporting what they see, stop being afraid of reprisals and stuff of that nature. I think we can cut it down.”

Now with so many shootings happening here in Savannah that means authorities need your help.
Anyone that have information that leads to an arrest, you could possibly receive a cash reward for that. All you have to do is call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020, and of course your tip will remain anonymous.

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