A 21-year-old man remained in critical condition at Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital Tuesday, after being shot Monday when a drug deal gone bad erupted into gunfire in the 1300 block of Mansfield Street, according to Brunswick Police.
Police on Tuesday recovered the getaway car the shooter used to escape the scene after the 3:30 p.m. Monday shooting, Brunswick Police Capt. Angela Smith said. The shooting suspect, however, remains at large, she said. Those with information about the suspect, or about the shooting, are asked to call the police department’s Silent Witness hotline at 912-267-5516.
Police said the shooting occurred after a drug transaction between two parties failed to transpire near Mansfield Street’s intersection with Magnolia Avenue, about three blocks east of Glynn Academy. The victim was sitting inside a vehicle and shooter was standing outside when he fired, Smith said.
Witnesses told police the shooter then fled in the black dark-tinted vehicle, which has been recovered. The injured man was driven to the hospital emergency room by a man who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, police said.
This was not a random shooting, Smith said.
“This was an isolated incident, and all parties involved were familiar with each other,” Smith said.