BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Glynn County Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting Sunday night at Selden Park in Brunswick.
According to a news release from GCPD, officers responded to multiple reports of a person shot at the park, located at 100 Genoa Martin Drive, around 8:15 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, they found one victim in the park with gunshot wounds. Glynn County Fire Rescue took the victim to Southeast Georgia Health System-Brunswick Campus, where life-saving measures were attempted, the release says. The victim died at the hospital.
GCPD Chief of Police Jacques Battiste expresses his condolences to the victim's family with a statement in the release: "We know that the family’s grief and loss is a burden which no one can understand or comprehend." Scroll down to read the full statement from Battiste.
A second victim was also taken to the hospital by person vehicle with a gunshot wound, the release says.
The GCPD Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit processed the scene and worked through the night to try to find witnesses and suspects, according to the release. Investigators are now exploring all possible motives, the release says.
In response to the recent shootings and other acts of violence in the community, GCPD will implement additional measures to fight criminal behavior, according to the release.
"Through newfound cooperation and collaboration with the entire Glynn County community, we will provide a safer environment for all," the release says.
Battiste and the entire police department are asking all community leaders to come forward and call on the citizens to reach out to the community's youth.
"We want the young men and women of this community to know they are valued, they are needed, they are important and their future is vital to all of us," the release says.
The Glynn County Police Department is asking that any witnesses to the homicide submit any photos or videos they have from the incident.
According to officials, the shooting happened during a fight that multiple people witnessed and documented with cameras and cell phones.
If you have any pictures or videos from the events leading up to the shooting, you can submit them anonymously.
After clicking on the link, the system will ask you to provide a cellular phone number. If you uncheck “provide information” your information will not be recorded.
The phone number will only be used to send a secure link, according to officials.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Silent Witness at 912-264-1333 or GCPD Investigations at 912-554-7817. All callers can remain anonymous, GCPD says.
Read the full statement from Battiste below:
"We are saddened by the uptick in violence we have seen with over two dozen shootings this year," Battiste said. "Glynn County Police will utilize every available resource to intervene in the rise in shootings and we pledge to launch new initiatives to combat this violence which is taking our young men and women from us for senseless reasons."