Timeline of Five Shootings - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

09/26/06

Timeline of Five Shootings

There were five shootings in Savannah yesterday within eight hours. Here's a timeline of the events:

  • Monday 1:30pm, Martin Luther King Blvd & Henry Street: Police said 19-year-old Kashif Collins was arguing with 31-year-old John Kurtz inside the Corner Mall. According to police, Collins left the store but waited outside for Kurtz. Both men began shooting at each other. Kurtz died at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Collins suffered minor injuries and was arrested.
  • Monday 3:20pm, Waters Avenue & Henry Street: Witnesses told police passengers in a white van and a gray Nissan Pathfinder started shooting at one another. In the process, one of the bullets hit an innocent bystander sitting at a red light. Police said 64-year-old Jessie Gordon had to be rushed to the hospital after a bullet grazed his head. Following the incident, the shooters drove off heading west on Henry Street. The driver in the Nissan turned onto Ott Street and crashed into a Chevy pickup. Police said the passengers in the truck, 48-year-old Edward Cosenenza and 49-year-old Matthew Hatfield, had to be taken to the hospital. The suspects took off.
  • Monday 3:30pm, 200 block of East Park Avenue & Abercorn Street: Police said 21-year-old Tony Hill was walking toward Abercorn Street with three other men when one of them shot him in the leg and ran.
  • Monday 8:30pm, 300 block of East Duffy & Habersham: Police said 18-year-old Ramone Bowers was walking along Duffy Street when a man described as a black male wearing a black T-shirt and black pants shot him several times. Bowers was rushed to Memorial University Medical Center where he later died.
  • Monday, 9:30pm, Pennsylvania & Gwinnett: Police said 46-year-old Albert Villarruel said that he was driving along Pennsylvania Avenue when a motorist signaled him for help. When Villarruel got out of his car the suspect shot him. Villarruel was able to drive home and call police. He was later taken to the hospital.

Anyone with information on any of these shootings is asked to call SCMPD at 232.4141 immediately.

Reported by: Christy Hutchings, chutchings@wtoc.com

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