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Gunman opens fire at crowded Georgia fair; 7 wounded

Police in Savannah, Ga., were searching Sunday for a gunman who opened fire at a crowded fair, wounding seven people.

The shooting happened Saturday night at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds  on Savannah's  suburban south side.

Savannah-Chatham metro police officers at the fair had just cleared up an apparently unrelated fight near the rides when shots were fired nearby at about 10:40 p.m., the Savannah Morning News reported


Nobody was killed but seven people were treated for gunshot wounds  at area hospitals, Savannah-Chatham County police spokesman Julian Miller said Sunday.

"The place was packed," Miller said, according to the AP. "It was Saturday night at the fair, and that's a big night."

Officers worked through the night to clear the scene and to search for a gunman reported to be wearing a dark jumpsuit.

The motive for the shootings was not known. Several people were detained and questioned Saturday night, but all had been released by investigators, according to AP.

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