1 dead, 1 injured in shooting outside of Carey Hilliard’s on Abercorn Street Saturday

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Police Department is investigating after two people were shot outside of Carey Hilliard’s restaurant on Abercorn Street Saturday evening.

SPD tells News 3 that officers got a report of shots fired in the 11000 block of Abercorn Street just after 5 p.m. Officers then received another call around 5:20 p.m. that a person had been shot in the Carey Hilliard’s parking lot.

When officers arrived at the restaurant, they found Brian Brannen suffering a life-threatening gunshot wound in the parking lot. Brannen was taken to the hospital and later died.

A short time later, officers responded to the 100 block of Austin Drive to the second gunshot victim involved. Niquae Richardson was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

SPD says that an initial investigation suggests that the shooting was not random. Sgt. Jason Pagliaro confirmed that all parties involved have been identified.

Pagliaro also says the shooting did not involve Carey Hilliard’s in any way “other than that the two parties wound up in their parking lot during the incident.” No people involved in the shooting went inside the restaurant.

SPD says no charges have been determined as of Sunday morning. This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SPD Tip Line at 912-525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020.

News 3 will have updates.

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