Police seek gunman who wounded 7 at crowded fair

Associated Press Modified: November 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm •  Published: November 4, 2012
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The shooting erupted in the middle of the crowd at about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, less than an hour before closing time at the fair. Police said six of the victims were teenagers, aged 14 to 19. The other was identified as a 36-year-old woman. Miller said the victim believed to be most seriously wounded underwent surgery and was listed in fair condition. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, he said.

Memorial University Medical Center spokeswoman Dawnn Henderson said Sunday at least two of the shooting victims had been released from the hospital.

Miller said he didn't know if any of the victims were specifically targeted in the shooting or if any of them were random bystanders.

The Coastal Empire Fair is an annual event organized by the Savannah Exchange Club. The club reopened the fair Sunday, which had already been scheduled as its final day, said Ted Akins, the fair's general manager.

"We are praying for the victims and their families," Akins said. "That's all I'm going to talk about it."