A shooting in a Jesup apartment wounded a 3-month-old girl and a man early Tuesday morning, police said.
Jesup police officers responded around 3 a.m. to a report of shots being fired at a home in the 1200 block Sunset Boulevard, according to a Police Department news release.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the complainants, who stated that two men in masks entered the apartment and started shooting. Jesup Police Chief Glenn Takaki said the men were not invited into the residence, but declined to say whether they forced their way in.
The occupants told police they hid in a closet until the shooting stopped.
A total of five adults and three children were in the home when the shooting occurred, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter.
The infant was shot in the back, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Stacy Carson. The little girl was taken by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where she was listed in stable condition.
While on scene, officers were notified that the injured adult had been transported to a hospital before they arrived.
The man suffered wounds not considered life-threatening.
Carter said the man was shot in the leg.
Carter said officers were able to track down a vehicle, based on a description given at the shooting scene, to a Jesup hotel later Tuesday. Officers searched with a warrant and found three guns that had been reported as stolen — one from Liberty County, one from Long County and one from Wayne County, Carter said.
The vehicle search also turned up 7 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, 2 ounces of marijuana and 77 antidepressant tablets, the sheriff said.
A man was arrested in connection with the vehicle, but his identity was not immediately revealed. It also wasn’t clear whether the man was involved in the shooting.
Carter said the apartment where the shooting took place is home to the infant, her mother, another woman and two other children.
The other people present when the incident occurred were just visiting, according to the sheriff.