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Update: Shooting at Broughton and Jefferson

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UPDATE: Metro Violent Crimes detectives are seeking witnesses to a confrontation on West Broughton Street this morning that left two victims with gunshot wounds.

  Vaughn Cornelia, 20, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services and taken to surgery. Mamie Smith, 20, was transported to the same hospital by private automobile with a non-life threatening wound.

  As many as 100 people were present near Broughton and Jefferson streets as the confrontation took place just before 3 a.m.

  A Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officer was near the intersection when several shots were fired and he moved into the large crowd to find Cornelia being placed in a car. He advised that an ambulance was in route and began first aid for Cornelia as other officers tended to the unruly crowd and secured the scene.

 Gunfire also broke windows of two businesses and additional officers were assigned to the hospital where several bystanders announced they would follow victims. No issues were reported there.

 The investigation is continuing.

 Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

 A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

 

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UPDATE:  The scene has now been cleared, but several officers are still in the area investigating.

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Breaking news this morning---police are on the scene of a shooting in Downtown Savannah right now.  The shooting happened just before 3 this morning on West Broughton at Jefferson Street.  Police tell News 3 two victims are being treated at Memorial Hospital.  One of the victims was taken to the hospital by a private car.  The other, who is believed to have more serious injuries, was taken by ambulance.  Police arrived to the scene seeing shattered glass and had to calm down a large crowd.  Police say the area will be back open by 9 this morning.

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