Two teens injured in overnight shooting in Savannah

By Shea Schrader

Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 4:20 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - This holiday weekend, Savannah Police are investigating a shooting on Barnard Street near Ellis Square.

Two teenage boys were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries in what is the latest in a string of shootings in the area.

“I’m not shocked and that’s what shocks me, is that this is just something that’s normal. And it shouldn’t be normal. Every weekend,” Maggie Errickson, Savannah Resident said.

Maggie Errickson works near Barnard street, where this latest shooting happened. She wasn’t working at the time of the shooting, because-

“I choose not to work downtown anymore just because of safety reasons. I prefer not to deal with all the shootings that are happening,” Errickson said.

Errickson says not working nights cuts into her tips. And for those that still go out into downtown, the shootings are getting harder to ignore.

It is kind of annoying that people can’t just go out and have a good time, but it being a highly congested area I do think things need to be fixed. Because it’s very dangerous to others, tourists, things like that,” Javan Carboney said.

In a press conference last Tuesday, Savannah mayor Van Johnson floated the idea of imposing a curfew to help curb potential shootings downtown, though nothing is in place at this time.

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