SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – UPDATE: The Savannah Police Department (SPD) has made a third arrest in connection to a shooting incident on White Bluff Road that injured three, including a 5-year-old child.
SPD says 26-year-old Parcardi Trappio was arrested Monday and charged with cruelty to children and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Police Department (SPD) Violent Crimes detectives arrested two people in a shooting that injured a juvenile Friday night.
According to SPD, just before 6 p.m., officers responded to White Bluff Road and Eisenhower Drive due to multiple reports of two vehicles exchanging gunfire. Shortly after, three people, including a 5-year-old, arrived at the hospital by private vehicle with injuries sustained during the shooting.
Further investigation revealed that there was an exchange of gunfire between two groups. Akeem Williams, 27, and Kenneth Mack, 29, both sustained non-life threatening injuries in the shooting.
Mack is charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to children for his involvement in the shooting. Williams is currently in custody and receiving medical treatment. Upon discharge, he will be charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.
“This shooting could have led to the tragic death of a young child,” said Chief Roy Minter. “The senseless violence and utilization of guns in this community need to stop. The Savannah Police Department will not stand for it and will work tirelessly to target those in our community who choose to engage in criminal activity. We ask that the community partners with us in removing individuals from our neighborhoods who seek to create additional victims of violence. I know that if we all stand together, we can accomplish that goal.”
White Bluff between Abercorn and Eisenhower were closed for further investigation Friday evening.