Teen Victim Identified; Shooting Said to Be Accidental

posted by Scott Ryfun - 

UPDATE 7:47 PM: Multiple unidentified sources have confirmed the victim in the shooting at Eagle's Point Apartments off Crispin Blvd was 17-year-old Xantavian "Tae" Pierce. The fatal shot was said by several familiar with the situation to have come from a gun that had been packed away as Pierce attempted to help a relative move, though this has not been confirmed by authorities. Pierce was a member of the Brunswick High football and basketball teams and was being eyed to play football at the next level.

Upon hearing the news, Brunswick High Principal Scott Spence said, "He was a great kid. Never caused problems and was a good student. An outstanding athlete that was going to be highly recruited next year. We are very sad at BHS. We lost a great football player and an even better person. We are devastated."

UPDATE 6:36 PM We have received word that the 17-year-old victim shot in the abdomen at Eagle's Point Apartments has died.

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Word is coming in of a possible shooting at Eagle’s Point apartments. A 17-year-old black male shot in the abdomen.

Update:

We just received the following from the Glynn County Police Department:

Just prior to 5:00PM on this date, officers with the Glynn County Police Department responded to Eagles Pointe Apartments off Crispen Blvd in reference to a reported shooting. Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived to find a 17-year-old male shot inside an apartment. The male was transported via ambulance to the Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick Campus in critical condition. This investigation is in the early stages, and the circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear. Investigators are on scene. The investigation continues.

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