Man killed at Savannah athletic complex was parent of a football player, according to Parks and Rec Department
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The victim of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex was a parent of a football player, according to the Chatham County parks and Recreation Department.
In a statement that was sent to parents of Savannah United players, Parks and Rec Director Stephen Proper said, “This past Tuesday, October 12, 2021, after a 6 under football game of the remaining teams, a parent of one of the players was shot and killed in the parking lot. Police have determined this was a targeted act of violence against one individual and unrelated to the incident that occurred on October 9th.”
The statement also confirmed that Tuesday’s shooting was not related to a separate incident on Saturday, Oct. 9, when an altercation between parents during a football game resulted in two people drawing guns.
County and city staff are reviewing additional security measures for the complex, Proper says in the statement.
- Victim, suspect identified in deadly shooting at Savannah athletic complex
- Athletic complex in Savannah closed day after deadly shooting
- Parents concerned after shooting at athletic complex with children playing nearby
Copyright 2021 WTOC. All rights reserved.