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11/28/06

Shootout in West Savannah

Ferrell Street was covered with markers, and investigators were trying to determine exactly what happened just before noon Tuesday. Ferrell Street was covered with markers, and investigators were trying to determine exactly what happened just before noon Tuesday.

Loose shells seemed to be everywhere. Ferrell Street was covered with markers, and investigators were trying to determine exactly what happened just before noon Tuesday. Witnesses say there was a shootout involving two men, two cars and lots of gunshots.

"The car pulled off and said this guy started shooting at the car and he continued to shoot at the car as it went down Ferrell Street," said Louis Wilson, one of the witnesses.

Wilson was on the scene soon after the shots were fired. He says it was dangerous not only for the people shooting at each other, but for everyone else in the area.

"It's a long street," said Wilson. "People down there working. There's a little church over here. People like this that want to shoot down the street in broad daylight or shoot anytime, create a dangerous situation like that, don't belong in this community."

Wilson can still point out the spots he used to play growing up. As a West Savannah native, he's come back to his community to help give it new life by fixing up an old home.

"This is the part of town I'm from," he said. "This is the part of town that has my heart as far as wanting to make things better"

Wilson says today's shootout won't stop him from working to better this neighborhood, and he hopes next time criminals will think twice before turning his community into a crime scene.

"It could have been coincidental that he was shooting down the street and shot someone he knew, he loved," said Wilson. "I think that would have changed his attitude."

While neighbors say the shooting won't stop them from cleaning up the area, they hope investigators will take the people involved in today's shootout off the streets.

Savannah police say they are looking for two cars that sped off from the scene after exchanging gunfire.

Reported by: Andrew Davis, andrewdavis@wtoc.com

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