“It’s very, very scary’: Woman in critical condition after shooting inside business on Mall Blvd.

“It’s very, very scary’: Woman in critical condition after shooting inside business on Mall Blvd.
Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 4:29 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A woman is in critical condition after being shot inside her job at the European Wax Center on Mall Blvd. in broad daylight.

Savannah Police are investigating the shooting that happened around 3 p.m. on Thursday. Police say the suspect has not been found and the shooting was not random.

According to Interim Police Chief Lenny Gunther, the suspect entered the European Wax Center and shot a female employee. The police are trying to locate the suspect after the suspect left the business.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing and possibly a ski mask, according to police. The area was blocked off for about three hours.

People who work just right around the corner and people who shop in the area frequently are worried for their safety.

“That’s very very scary actually.”

Investigators came in and out of the wax center searching for evidence.

Kevin Johnson works nearby and was shocked this shooting happened here, in broad daylight.

“I don’t feel as safe as I used to. I can tell you that,” Johnson said. “Just because once again this is a very quiet area. That’s very scary.”

He’s not the only one feeling uneasy.

“As a woman I already have to be aware of my surroundings,” Ana Jarvis said

Ana Jarvis lives nearby and says she’ll be on high alert after this shooting in such a pubic area.

“I come to the grocery store every single week,” Jarvis said. “My nail shop is around the corner. Literally it’s very scary because now I’m like okay do I have to worry about where I’m going, who’s around me?”

People who worked with the victim tell me she’s one of the sweetest people they know. They also said this could be a domestic situation.

While relieved the shooting was targeted and not random, Jarvis and Johnson’s heart goes out to the woman in the hospital because of senseless gun violence.

“Not even knowing her, I already feel like my heart is aching for her,” Jarvis said. “I really hope that for the family and for her, I’m praying that she pulls through.”

“Prayers to her family and everyone that knows her,” Johnson said.

There are still several questions about this shooting that need answers. We’ll keep you updated on air and online.