SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old boy Tuesday night.
It happened in the 1100 block of Love Street. Officials say at about 8:40 p.m., Metro officers responded to the intersection of Richards Street and Ferrill Street, and found the victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.
According to police, the 16-year-old was shot while sitting on the curb.
Further investigation determined the shooting occurred in the 1100 block of Love Street.
The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain under investigation. Investigators say they do not believe this to be a random shooting.
Police report that the 16-year-old doesn't live in this neighborhood. All of this is very worrisome for those who live here.
"This needs to stop, we have peoples kids around here, that are walking the street and enjoying life," said Franeshia Lemon, Richards Street resident.
Lemon returned home from work to this. She says her neighborhood is normally quiet but Tuesday night things were different.
"I was actually asleep and I heard the shots last night," said Zandria Jones, Richards Street resident. "I got a little startled about the noise."
Zandria Jones lives right next door on Richards Street and is the exact same age as the victim, only 16-years-old. She says around 4 a.m. she could hear gunshots close by once again.
"We also heard the shots again this morning and we were also scared and up again," said Jones.
Zandria doesn't know the young man who was shot but it gives her a lot to think about.
"Someone my age, it kind of wakes me up to know that we live in a society where we have to be careful," said Jones.
The 16-year-old who was shot here is expected to be alright. Those who live here stressed to us they want issues between people to be resolved without violence.
School is out in only two days for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. SCMPD told us of how they expect to see an increase in crime during the Summer months.
Anyone with information on this case 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.