Savannah Police investigating shooting near Jefferson and W. Congress St.

Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 9:13 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 4:12 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Police are investigating a shooting that left an adult female with serious injuries Sunday morning.

It happened near Jefferson Street and West Congress Street.

According to Savannah Police, patrolling officers heard gun shots around 3:45 a.m.

When they arrived near a food stand at Jefferson and West Congress, a crowd was standing over the victim who had been shot in the head.

“People were running from this direction and there was a whole crowd of people coming onto Broughton Street.”

A man who asked to only be identified as Kyle says he was near where the shooting happened.

“It sounded like fireworks, but definitely being downtown, your mind instantly goes to something just happened, something just went down.”

Witnesses say the shooting happened following an argument.

“There were a few people that were coming, obviously very panicked and traumatized and having some mental breakdowns. We stopped and were helping people calm down and talk through what had happened.”

According to a police report, the 23-year-old woman shot was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The report also says a 23-year-old woman is listed as an unknown suspect.

“I wanna try to have it where they can put up more security cameras, or do something to hold people responsible.”

And now a renewed push for increased safety measures in this popular night life area.

“It’s not a matter of if it can happen, it’s kind of a matter of when. Especially somewhere down here on Congress Street where it’s very busy, there’s a lot of people on substances that are coming out and intermingling with each other. It’s just kind of an expected thing that there might be something that can happen.”

Officials say there are no arrest at this time.