A 19-year-old man who was shot Friday in the first block of West 53rd Street has died of his injuries.
Rashamel Howard was critically injured when a gun went off at about 10:51 a.m. Friday when it was being handled by several men, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police. He lives in the same block. He was taken to Memorial University Medical Center.
Violent Crimes investigators said Howard was in the carport of a home with other men who were handling a gun when the gun fired.
Police told WTOC that two men have been located in connection with the shooting. No charges have yet been filed.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.