Police: Pooler shooting was self-inflicted

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 2:23 PM EDT
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POOLER, Ga. (WTOC) - The shooting in Pooler on Tuesday was self-inflicted, according to the police department.

The Pooler Police Department posted an update on Wednesday afternoon that the department was initially given false information that led to an extensive search of the area. A helicopter and K-9s were used in the search for a suspect.

According to police, investigators have confirmed that the shooting was self-inflicted.

Officers responded at about 1:15 p.m. on June 22 to the area of Towne Center Boulevard and Godley Station Boulevard. Police say the person that was shot sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Cindy Prescott, who works at Godley Station Dental, says she called the WTOC newsroom to get answers. She says she was sitting at her desk when multiple police cars and fire crews showed up.

“It looked like a victim was pulled out on a stretcher. They were tending to that person. Then they began to tape off the area with crime scene tape, so we were really beginning to be really alert about the whole situation because this is a really safe area. There was a time frame when the helicopters were flying overhead. The K-9 unit with the dogs came and they were looking for the gunman, so it was kind of scary there for a little bit,” said Prescott.

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