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Police investigate shooting incident on 40th Street

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Detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police department are investigating an incident that left one man with a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon.

Luther Ruth, 23, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center after officers found him in the 600 block of West 40th Street with a non-life threatening wound to his leg around 3:30 p.m.

When police arrived, they found Ruth and a car that had collided with a parked vehicle nearby. Authorities were advised that Ruth was standing in front of a house when a car drove by and a passenger started firing shots at him.

The car then crashed and the occupants got out. They entered another car and drove away.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). A confidential tip line is also open directly to investigators at 912.525.3124.

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