Brunswick law enforcement respond to shooting at Colonial Mall

BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) - Officers with the Brunswick Police Department received a call concerning an active shooter situation at Colonial Mall at Glynn Place on Saturday evening.

Law enforcement from multiple agencies including Glynn County Police Department, Brunswick Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, and Glynn County School Police responded.

When officials arrived on scene around 10:15 p.m. they were quick to determine that there was no active shooter situation but did find a 16-year-old suffering from gunshot injuries at the scene. He was airlifted to a Savannah hospital for treatment and later released.

The investigation indicated that the shooting was as a result of a fight between two teenagers. At this time, there are no other known gunshot victims. The investigation is still ongoing.

Glynn County Police Chief John Powell wants those in the community who commit violent acts such as this to know it will not be tolerated.

"The Glynn County Police Department will work with other partner law enforcement agencies in Glynn County to aggressively investigate and prosecute these senseless acts of violence. Families should be able to enjoy activities within the Golden Isles without fear of those who have no regard for innocent lives," Powell said.

Investigators are asking anyone who was at the carnival at the time of the shooting that may have cell phone video or information about the incident to come forward and contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 912-554-7802 or the Silent Witness line at 912-264- 1333.

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