STATESBORO, GA (WSAV) – An alert was sent to Georgia Southern University students in the early morning of Wednesday, Oct. 19 about a shooting at an off-campus apartment complex.
Statesboro PD confirmed with NEWS 3 that one person was shot and killed in Campus Crossings apartment complex located on Lanier Drive, near Southern’s campus.
According to officials, at 12:28 a.m. officers were patrolling the area of Lanier Drive when they heard and responded to the sounds of gunshots in the area of Campus Crossings. Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Georgia Southern University Police Department also responded to the scene.
Officers found a person with a gunshot wound, began to provide medical assistance and investigate the scene. Bulloch County Emergency Medical Service was requested immediately and the person was taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center for treatment where they later died.
Detectives of Statesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau responded to the scene, which was turned over to them. This case is still under investigation and no further information is being released at this time.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to www.tipsoft.com or by texting a tip to“TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.