12-year-old boy caught in crossfire at Church, Delyon streets in West Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department is investigating a shooting in West Savannah.

According to police, a 12-year-old boy was shot at Church and Delyon streets after being caught in the crossfire of a man and an unidentified suspect in a vehicle.

According to police, a black man fired shots at a vehicle that pulled up next to him near Church and Delyon streets. Someone in the vehicle returned fire.

The boy, who was in the nearby area, ran away while holding a 3-year-old. He was struck by gunfire while running.

The child he was carrying was not injured.

The boy was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

"The sound was heavy, like a military gun, and the sound was coming straight from my house. I said 'Oh boy, and I fell to the floor. It was scary," said neighbor, William Vatekeh. "And my wife looked out the window and saw a man running, and the sound was coming to my house."

Vatekeh has lived in the neighborhood for 35 years and says it's normally quiet and he has never experienced something like hearing multiple gunshots in that area before.

"I'm not going to run away from my home. All we have to do as a city is get police around here," he said.

Anyone with information should contact police immediately. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 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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