At 6:52 PM on Sunday, July 31, Statesboro Police Department officers patrolling the area reported hearing multiple shots fired in a residential neighborhood near downtown Statesboro.

Upon arrival of additional units, officers discovered an 18-year-old male victim suffering from gunshot wounds in the 100 block of Mikell Street.

SPD officers secured the scene following a shooting on Mikell Street in Statesboro. Credit: Bobby NeSmith/Grice Connect

Bulloch County EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to East Georgia Regional Medical Center (EGRMC) for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

In a Monday morning press release, SPD Captain Jared Akins said investigators believe multiple people were outside during the shooting, which took place in the middle of the street.

An SPD patrol unit blocked incoming traffic to Mikell Street on Sunday as investigators worked the scene. Credit: Bobby NeSmith/Grice Connect

Akins is asking anyone who witnessed the incident or who has additional information to contact him at (912) 764-9911. Reports can also be made anonymously via email to tips@statesboroga.gov.

This is a developing story. Stay connected with Grice Connect for updates as they become available.

Bobby NeSmith

Bobby NeSmith

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