Police investigating gunshots at 37th, Atlantic in Savannah

SPD investigating shots fired at 37th St., Atlantic Ave.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shots-fired call that happened in the area of 37th Street and Atlantic Avenue on Tuesday night.

Chief Roy Minter told WTOC shell casings were found in the area and there was property damage to at least one home.

According to police, an officer heard gunfire at about 8:30 p.m. A ShotSpotter alert was also triggered in that area.

Police say the officer was in the area and was able to get to the scene to see a vehicle fleeing at a high rate of speed. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle fled. The officer attempted to follow the vehicle but eventually lost it.

Soon after, the suspect vehicle was found abandoned in the 900 block of Waters Avenue.

The police department states an 18-year-old female was dropped off at the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound sustained during the incident.

Detectives are also attempting to locate a silver car that may possibly have been involved in the shooting.

“We’re putting a bunch of pressure not only on ourselves, but on the police chief, on our other elected officials that we need to come together with the community to make it safe,” said District 2 Alderman Detric Leggett. “We were elected to make this city safe or for individuals to come into the city for a gang violence or what have you. We’re going to get to the bottom of it. When you have 30 days to get yourself together or you got to go someplace else. We’re tired of it.”

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