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Bystander hit by gunshot overnight

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Police are investigating an overnight shooting in downtown Savannah that sent one person to the hospital. 

Police say they detained several suspects after shots were fired around midnight. 

Officials tell WTOC that the shooting involved a group of black males that ran toward Bay and Whitaker streets after shots were fired. They said one of the bullets hit a bystander who was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"Officers that were down on River Street heard shooting near Bay and Whitaker and started running towards it. They saw a group of men running down Whitaker Street" said Julian Miller, public information administrator for Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.  

Several blocks had to be closed to traffic from Whitaker to Bay streets and from Drayton to Bay streets as police investigated. There is no word yet if any arrests have been made from the suspects detained.

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