Sunday, October 11, 2015

Police investigate two 'unrelated' shootings Thursday night

Posted By on Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 4:31 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detectives are investigating two shootings that occurred on Thursday night.

"At about 8:17 p.m. Metro responded to a residence the 2100 block of South Fernwood Drive, where Jamal Porter, 20, was suffering from a gunshot wound," police say. Porter was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Porter was reportedly outside of the residence talking on the phone when shots were fired from a dark colored car.

"At roughly 8:41 p.m. Metro responded to a shots fired call at Pendleton Street and Liberty Parkway. Minutes later, Metro learned that a gunshot victim identified as James Smart, 36, had driven himself to Candler Hospital in a privately owned vehicle for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries," police say.

Smart was reportedly entering his vehicle on the 2100 Block of Pendleton Street, when a male approached the victim on foot and opened fire as he drove off.

The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 20s, with a light complexion. "Circumstances surrounding these shootings remain under investigation. Detectives do not believe these cases are connected," police say.

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