Updated January 11, 2013 - 7:04 p.m.
The hostage situation is over. Shots were fired and a door kicked in, according to a Rincon resident. SavannahNow.com reports:
Around 6:40 p.m., three shots were fired from inside the house where the hostage situation was taking place. There is still no word from officials on where the shots were fired, or who they might have been fired at.
A man with a high-powered rifle is currently holding a woman hostage in the Westwood Heights subdivision in Rincon, Ga. today, Jan. 11, 2013. Savannah Morning News @SavannahNow is providing updates on Twitter. Neighbors in the surrounding area have been evacuated. SavannahNow is reporting that the woman is injured but still alive.
A Swat team from Savannah and a hostage negotiator from Effingham are on the scene. SavannahNow interviewed the next door neighbor of the parties involved at 205 Whitehall Avenue. The neighbor, Ross Maruca, expressed the following:
Maruca said the man who lives next door, who he believes is the one holding the gun, moved in about a year ago. He says the man has told him that he’s on anti-psychotic medicine and that he doesn’t hold a job.
“He really is nuts,” Maruca said. “They’re probably going to have to shoot him.”
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A personal friend of this writer who lives nearby said that there were 75 officers on the scene.