Police believe woman killed in 'accidental shooting' on Plantation Drive

Police believe woman killed in 'accidental shooting' on Plantation Drive

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A 45-year-old woman was killed in what police believe to be an accidental shooting on Plantation Drive in Savannah.

Savannah Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of Plantation Drive just prior to 11 p.m. on Wednesday night. Officers found 45-year-old Marissa Clay deceased from a gunshot wound.

Right now, police are saying this was an accidental shooting, but neighbors tell us they have known this family for years and that it's normally a pretty quiet neighborhood.

"I looked outside and I saw probably 20 cop cars or so, four ambulances pull up, and they had the whole road taped off here," said Lee Collins, Savannah.

Collins says when he saw police pull out the crime scene tape and family members pulling up to the house, he knew it couldn't be good.

"It's a huge shock for the community," he said. "Huge shock for everybody here. Such a loving family. Such a giving family."

Neighbors say Marissa lived at the home with her parents. We attempted to speak with the family today but weren't able to get an answer.

"She always wanted to say hey to my dog," Collins said. "She was always smiling. She was always out doing something whether it be work for somebody, she was always available when people needed her."

Collins has lived in the neighborhood for years. He grew up with this family, so he says it's a huge loss.

"We love y'all. We are here for you. We've seen y'all for years and years and years, and although we may not talk as much as we should, just know that you can always lean on us," he said. "To know that something happened to somebody that you know so close and it not being exactly their fault is very hard, and like I said, this is one of the most loving families that I know."

No charges have been made at this time, but residents who were in the home are being questioned by police.

Detectives believe this is an isolated, domestic incident.

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