SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A student was injured in a drive-by shooting while walking to school near Savannah High on Wednesday morning, according to Savannah Police.
Police say a group of students were walking in the 2000 block of Capitol Street around 8:20 a.m. when a car drove up and opened fire, shooting one teen. The student was treated at the scene and taken to Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
“We just had to talk him down. He was a kid, he was young, he was under 18,” said Darren Lampley, a fire engineer who responded to the scene. “We said young man, we are here to help you. We’re going to take care of you, and that’s what we did. I guess initially after the shock went through, he calmed down a lot.”
Police say it appears the shooting was not a random incident.
Both Savannah High and Savannah Early College were placed on a soft lockdown.
No arrests have been made but the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020.