Police investigating Thursday shootings

SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives are investigating two non-life threatening shootings Thursday night.

At about 11:27 p.m. Metro responded to Memorial University Medical Center, where 32-year-old Eric Patterson had driven himself after being shot on the 400  block of Gould Street.

Patterson reportedly observed a blue car following him for several blocks after leaving a gas station on the 100 block of DeRenne Avenue. Reportedly, Patterson exited his vehicle to confront the unidentified occupants of the blue car when the occupants opened fire, injuring Patterson.

Also, at about 8:24 p.m. Metro responded to 40th and Habersham streets, where Kelvin Smith, 43, was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Smith was transported by ambulance to MUMC for care.

James Cail reportedly shot Smith during an altercation on 1800 block Jefferson Street, then called police. Smith’s mode of travel to 40th and Habersham from Jefferson Street remains under investigation. No arrests were made in this case.

Both shootings remain under investigation. Anyone with information on these cases should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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