54th Street Shooting Ruled Accidental

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UPDATE: SCMPD’s Violent Crimes detectives have ruled the shooting accidental.

Rakeem Scott, 20, was taken to Memorial Hospital for a gunshot wound.

The injuries were non-life-threatening and detectives believe that Scott had the gun in his possession while playing basketball where he fell and caused the gun to go off.

Anyone with additional information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. 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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SCMPD are investigating a shooting on 54th street and have the road closed between Cedar and Hickory Streets.

Police say there is one male victim, with non life-threatening injuries.

The investigation continues and we’ll update this story as soon as information becomes available.

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