November 10-- Vidalia police are looking for three black men they believe were involved in a Saturday night shooting which seriously injured a ten-year-old child and wounded three adults.
According to Vidalia Police Chief Brian Scott, three people were shot in one vehicle and a fourth was shot in a second vehicle in a shooting on Wiggins Street about 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
Police say one vehicle was occupied by 43-year-old Creg Page of Soperton, 34-year-old Rosanna Simpson of Vidalia and two children, ages ten and two. The older child was hit once and airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah in serious condition. The woman was hit by several gunshots, Page had a single gunshot wound, and a man in a second vehicle, identified as 45-year-old Terrence White of Soperton, was also hit once. All three were treated and released from Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia.
Chief Scott said, "It was a very tragic event to have four people shot like this, especially since there's a ten-year-old involved. We're working diligently to try to get this solved."
The GBI and Lyons Police are assisting with the investigation and Chief Scott doesn't believe it was a random act, "I can't go into a lot of details, but I don't believe this was folks just out randomly shooting citizens. I think this was a targeted event."
Police are searching for three black men who they believe were in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Chevy Tahoe, with damage to the passenger side front fender area, scratches on the side and with after-market custom rims, one of which is different from the other three. It also has tinted rear windows.
Police worked throughout the night Saturday and all day Sunday, according to Chief Scott, "Yes, we do have some leads we're following up on."
Anyone with information is asked to call Vidalia Police, 537-4123, the GBI at 478-374-6988 or CrimeStoppers, 912-386-4480.