SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — An undercover Savannah Police Department (SPD) vehicle was shot Monday evening.
SPD said the officer was driving in the area of 38th and Ott streets around 6 p.m. when their car was shot multiple times. The officer was not injured in the shooting and also did not shoot back at the suspect, who is believed to be on foot at that time, SPD said.
“Thank God our officers are alright but it goes back to one, the availability of guns in our community, secondly, guns in the wrong hands and frankly ages of people that are involved,” Mayor Van Johnson said.
Two teens seen running away were detained for questioning. One was released to their parents and the other was arrested on an unrelated crime.
SPD has not arrested anyone in connection to the shooting and the investigation is ongoing. No further details were released.
Police urge anyone with information to call 912-651-6728, CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020 or submit a tip online.
Neighbors told WSAV on Monday night, that they heard what sounded like around a dozen shots from an automatic gun. Police haven’t said what kind of undercover operation they were working when the shooting happened.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is reported.