Child Killed in Savannah Home Invasion Shooting


The Gist: A Savannah boy was found deceased with a gunshot wound after an armed home invasion in the 1100 block of West 49th Street on May 18.

Why It Matters: This incident raises concerns about the safety and security of residents in their own homes.

What’s Happening: Savannah police detectives are investigating the shooting that occurred around 7:35 p.m. when an armed person forcefully entered a residence.

  • The resident confronted the intruder, and shots were fired during the encounter.

Between the Lines: Officers performed life-saving measures on the boy, who suffered injuries including a gunshot wound, but he died from his injuries at the scene.

  • Police conducted a protective sweep of residences in the immediate area to ensure the safety of nearby residents.

Catch Up Quick: The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the investigation.

The Big Picture: As the community grapples with this loss, it is essential for residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.

👮‍♂️ Gun Crimes in Our Communities: In the ongoing narrative of America’s complex relationship with firearms, statistics tell a tale that’s difficult to ignore. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit meticulously tracking gun incidents, lays it out in black and white. Here’s how it stacks up:

  • 2020 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 43,551
    • Gun-related deaths: 19,379
    • Gun-related injuries: 39,707
    • Mass shootings: 612
  • 2019 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 39,707
    • Gun-related deaths: 15,208
    • Gun-related injuries: 29,613
    • Mass shootings: 417

To Be Clear: These aren’t just digits on a page. Each statistic represents a life affected, a community shaken. And what’s more, these numbers tell us that the situation isn’t improving.

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