Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting at a Largo Drive business that killed one and injured another, Thursday afternoon.
Police responded to Suds Laundromat around 3:15 on reports of a shooting, where they found two victims suffering gunshot wounds. Sixty-two-year-old Stanley Anderson was transported to a hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The other victim, a 65-year-old woman, was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
It was a tragedy that Ronald Mattie says was unfortunate, especially since he frequents this laundromat often. Mattie says that he saw Anderson all of the time and he was always smiling and such a happy guy.
"He was a very nice guy; kind of jovial type of guy," Mattie said. "What's really bizarre about this particular shooting is the age of the victims. I'm praying for the community. I'm praying for the country and we all have to try finding some common ground and common sense to do something about this stuff."
Metro says 70-year-old Samuel Hutchinson was identified at the scene as the suspect. He is being charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Mattie says these shootings are happening in this area too often. He commented on an incident that took place about two weeks ago.
"There was an innocent person at McDonald's and some people had a shootout and unfortunately, he was hit and passed."
Mattie wasn't the only person to mention multiple shootings in the area.
"The incident that happened at McDonald's, it's just like, you know, what's going on? Usually, stuff like this doesn't happen on this side of town," said Amanda Ware, who lives in the area.
Mattie and Ware both say these shootings happening so often is shocking.
"I just hope everything gets back to normal."
The investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to 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.
At this time, a person of interest is detained and police believe this is not a random shooting.
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