Friday, January 22, 2016

Woman injured in Sustainable Fellwood shooting not targeted, police say

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Detectives are investigating a shooting in Sustainable Fellwood on Gwen Goodman Drive, that injured Petria Pierce, 47, just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Metro responded to the scene, finding Pierce suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Pierce was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for care.

"Pierce was reportedly standing outside when she heard multiple gunshots, then attempted to run to a safe location. She was reportedly struck while fleeing," police report.


"Investigators do not believe Pierce was targeted. The intended target and identities of the suspects remain under investigation. Detectives are searching for a black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt seen leaving the scene toward Bay Street," police say.

Several residents of Sustainable Fellwood Apartments reported vehicle or property damage, including broken pipes which caused extensive water damage. 

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Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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