SCMPD: Female shot during robbery in Savannah Mall parking lot

SCMPD: Female shot during robbery in Savannah Mall parking lot

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating a robbery, turned shooting, in the parking lot of the Savannah Mall.

The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. in the parking lot near Texas Roadhouse.

Southside Precinct officers responded to the scene and found the 63-year-old woman suffering from a single gunshot wound. She was transported with serious injuries.

Police are saying four black male suspects fled in a newer model black Lexus IS 250 sedan with tinted windows, traveling towards Abercorn Street on Apache Avenue.

According to investigators, the incident appears to be a robbery. Two of the suspects physically attacked the victim at her car. She reportedly fought back and they shot her.

"I kinda feel safe because I know I don't involve myself around that type of energy, but of course, you can be out here at the mall. Stuff happens, so you just have to take caution," said shopper, Preston Perry.

The following statement was released by the General Mall Manager, Phil McConnell, of the Savannah Mall, regarding the shooting:

About 10:30am today there was an innocent in the parking lot of the Savannah Mall. An individual was injured by gunfire. The incident does not appear to be targeted.

The mall is open, but as you can imagine, everyone is on edge.

"They have a kids playground on the bottom level, so we bring our kids out here sometimes because it's so hot outside, just to get away from the heat. We have them play in that area, and to have it in this area...that's kind of scary," said shopper, Derrick Salter.

Alderman Tony Thomas is offering a reward of $500 to anyone that knows anything that can lead to an arrest. If you see a car matching that description, please call police immediately.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information on this case should contact the SCMPD tip line. The tip line is open directly to investigators by dialing 912.525.3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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