Fatal Shooting in Savannah - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

05/30/03

Fatal Shooting in Savannah

Another young man has been gunned down in Savannah. This most recent killing happened early today in front of dozens of witnesses. About a 1:45am this morning, a man who appeared to be walking to a vehicle in the Krystal parking lot on Bee Road was confronted by a gunman. The man opened fire, hitting the victim.

A Savannah police officer happened to be near the location when the shooting took place. He immediately radioed for EMS and detectives. Ambulance crews rushed the wounded man to Memorial Health where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses tell police after the shooting, two men in a white Saturn sped away from the scene heading west on Victory Drive. The newly formed anticrime task force was called out and went to work following up on leads, while violent crimes detectives questioned witnesses at police headquarters.

Police are waiting to release the identity of the victim until after his relatives are notified. Anyone with information about this latest homicide is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com

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