SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A 12-year-old is fighting for his life tonight after he was shot Saturday afternoon at Bonaventure Funeral Home.
Police say the shooter was a 15-year-old boy.
“He just started shooting,” Rev. Arlene Fuller recalls, “All I heard was ‘pow pow pow’ and so everybody started running. It was chaos.”
Rev. Fuller says she had just finished a eulogy on forgiveness when the gunman ran inside the funeral home Saturday.
Family members were attending the funeral service for Ricky Boyd, a murder suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting two weeks ago.
A 15-year-old has now been arrested for the shooting and faces charges of two counts of aggravated assault. Police have not released his name because he’s a juvenile.
But city leaders are calling for an end to the cycle of senseless violence.
“I’m tired of going to marches, I’m tired of going to vigils, when the fact is, we can prevent a whole lot of this stuff if we’re just a lot more proactive in our approach,” says Alderman Van Johnson.
Alderman John Hall held a press conference on Sunday in regards to the shooting that took place in his district.
Hall called for an end to “senseless violence,” and said, “we understand and we know we must get guns off the street.”
Post 1 at-Large Carolyn Bell said the victim was a member of her church, Jonesville Baptist Church, and asks for community members to pray for his recovery.
According to Savannah Police, the 12-year-old is still in critical condition.