Woman airlifted to hospital after being shot by sister in Statesboro

Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 2:55 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 9:25 AM EDT
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STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - The Statesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened at Stadium Walk apartments on Wednesday.

According to police, they found a 32-year-old woman with gun shot injuries at the scene. They say she had a single gunshot wound to the back.

The shooting victim was flown to a Savannah hospital.

The victim’s sister, 28-year-old Amber Frazier, remained on scene and was transported to SPD for an interview. Frazier was formally charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

Police believe the shooting started as a domestic dispute between the sisters, both of whom lived in the apartment.

Statesboro’s police chief called the shooting “troubling” but not part of any major crime trend.

Chief Mike Broadhead says the area around Stadium Walk has exploded in housing developments and more population often brings more crime.

“But a crime like this, between two relatives who get into an argument and decide to settle it with gunfire, the troubling issue is what underlying issues are there that would lead someone to use a firearm against a loved one,” Chief Broadhead said.

The chief says the shooting victim remains hospitalized in Savannah.

Anyone with information should contact Senior Detective Katie Reese at 912.764.9911 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@statesboroga.gov.