Statesboro police are investigating yet another shooting incident at an apartment complex, this time at Aspen Heights Apartments on Highway 67. The incident follows a number of shootings in the area this year.
A man, who police have not yet identified, was shot in the abdomen and taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, said Statesboro Police Sgt. Jake Saxon.
Police are still seeking a suspect.
The aggravated assault with a gun took place at 1:49 a.m. Saturday, when police were notified that shots were fired in the Aspen Heights area. They, along with Georgia State Patrol Post 45 troopers, responded to the scene, said Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan.
After officers secured the scene and began to identify potential witnesses, the victim was located with a gunshot wound, he said.
"Officers rendered first aid until Bulloch County EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim," he said. "No other victims or offenders were located at the time of the initial incident report."
The shooting is the latest in several gun-related incidents in Statesboro. Most recently, three victims suffered gunshot wounds in an armed robbery Thursday at Campus Crossings Apartments. Jarvis Jamal Scroggins, 24, of Savannah, was arrested in that incident and charged with five counts of aggravated assault, five counts of armed robbery, one count of criminal trespass and one count of burglary.
On Nov. 4, Forrest Kibler, 25, of Statesboro, died after being shot at Park Place Apartments, and Statesboro police later charged Jamontea Marquil Pitts, 24, and Ashton Marquise King, 19, both of Guyton, with murder after an investigation involving several other agencies.
Statesboro Police Detective Keith Holloway is leading the ongoing investigation into the shooting Saturday at Aspen Heights, Bryan said.
Anyone with information concerning this or any other case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.
Anonymous tips also may be submitted online at www.tipsoft.com or by sending the text "TIPSSPD" followed by the message to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, Bryan said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.