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Investigation into shooting of homeless man underway

A Savannah man without a home was shot early Friday, city police say.
Dustin Rinks, 38, was shot in the upper arm, possibly with a .38 caliber firearm. He was taken by ambulance to the local Air Evac station, airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and later released.
According to the preliminary investigative report, officers were dispatched to Cypress Gardens Apartments on Lewis Street at 1:21 a.m. regarding a man who was shot. Rinks was standing in the doorway to his mother’s apartment, holding his arm.
He told police he had been shot in front of Savannah Industrial Solutions while riding his bicycle on Florence Road and did not know who shot him, but believed the weapon used was a revolver.
Rinks’ mother said she was asleep in her apartment when he beat on her door, and that she did not hear a gunshot.
Police found Rinks’ bicycle standing upright with its kickstand down in front of Savannah Industrial Solutions.
The report notes Rinks “advised EMTs he had taken 3 hits of methamphetamine earlier.”
The shooting is being investigated as an attempted murder.

1 Comment

  1. Dude on October 19, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Dustin folks do pray for you. #8 ain’t to old to turn it around. God be with you.

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