Teenager killed in shooting on Emerald Drive
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A teenager has died after being shot Monday night on Emerald Drive in Savannah, according to the mayor.
Mayor Van Johnson said during his weekly news conference that a 14-year-old was killed in a shooting.
The Savannah Police Department responded to the 500 block Emerald Drive in Frazier Homes on Monday night just prior to 10 p.m. Officers located Qahmaine Orr suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the shooting. Police have not released any potential suspect information at this time.
CrimeStoppers also has a standing reward up to $2,500 for crime tips. Tipsters remain anonymous and can reach CrimeStoppers by calling (912) 234-2020 or visiting SavannahChathamCrimeStoppers.org and clicking “Submit Online Tip.”
Crime in the area
This area has seen a lot of crime in the past year.
In the Kayton Frazier Neighborhood, data from Savannah Police shows officers have been called to 42 incidents, two homicides and four aggravated assaults with a gunshot wound. This all in the past year.
Chief Minter gave an update on the case Tuesday morning, saying they do have witnesses who heard gunfire and saw three to four males running from the scene. Neighbors say they heard what happened and this is far too common.
“Like every two months we have shootings, shootings, shootings. That’s all they doing over here now. Somebody needs to do something about it,” said neighbor Kenneth Holmes.
Kenneth has lived here for four years and crime happens so often, he’s scared to ride his bike outside.
“Really, really sad. Sometimes it makes me want to cry about it.”
The Savannah Chatham Public School System says they are offering grief counseling for students who need it at this time.
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