A man in Georgia has been arrested on suspicion of firing a gun at a volunteer teenager through his front door. Senator Raphael Warnock’s Campaignhit the boy in the leg, police said.
Police said the incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Savannah, when the 15-year-old boy was campaigning for Warnock’s upcoming runoff.
The suspect, who was “quickly identified” as 42-year-old Jimmy Pies, allegedly opened fire through a closed front door and attacked a teenager. Although there were no other symptoms, he received treatment.
“At this time, there are no indications that the shooting was politically motivated,” Savannah Police said. statement Friday.
Police said Pays was present at the residence and was incarcerated at Chatham County Jail on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated assault.
This incident is still under investigation.
Democratic incumbent Warnock faces Republican challenger Herschel Walker in Tuesday’s closely watched Senate runoff. Record turnout for early voting.
“I am saddened to learn about this incident,” Warnock said in a statement.
Lalee Ibssa of ABC News contributed to this report.