Savannah Police say shooting involving 2 girls was accidental

Savannah Police say shooting involving 2 girls was accidental
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: The Savannah Police Department says a shooting involving two 12-year-old girls was an accident.

Further investigation into the case found that the girls were at a residence when one of them accidently fired a gun, injuring both girls. The injuries were non-life-threatening, and they are no longer in the hospital.

Michael Pruitt
Michael Pruitt (Source: Savannah Police Department)

SPD originally received reports that an adult relative was with the two girls at Hitch Park when two teens attempted to rob them and fired a shot that hit both girls. Police say this was determined not to be true.

Savannah Police are now looking for 39-year-old Michael Pruitt. He has warrants for felony false statements and misdemeanor obstruction in connection to case.

If you have any information, you are asked to call police.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Savannah Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery that resulted in the shooting of two female juveniles on Friday afternoon.

Officers responded to a Savannah hospital around 1:30 p.m. on a report of two girls, both 12-years-old, who were transported there by private vehicle, with non-life-threatening shooting injuries.

Police say they were told an adult relative and the girls were at a park located on the 3900 block of Boyd Street when two unknown suspects approached the group in an attempt to rob the adult.

In the attempt, one of the suspects fired shots, striking the victims. The adult was uninjured. Police say both suspects were wearing dark clothing and appeared to be in their late teens.

If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact detectives at 912.525.3124.

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