Man Shot in Robbery Attempt

A young man is recovering from a gunshot wound after an armed robbery last night. He was attacked in front of a west Savannah package shop.

Savannah robbery detectives say shortly before midnight, Kartono Williams drove his car to the front of Jan's Package Shop at 58th Street and Montgomery. Two armed men approached the car and demanded money from Williams. Some of the other people in the car thought it might have been a joke until one of the suspects fired his gun, hitting Williams in the thigh.

The two suspects took off on foot, running east on 58th Street. An ambulance crew rushed Williams to Memorial Health where he was treated and released.

Robbery detectives are still looking for the suspects.

Reported by: Steven Shoob