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5 shot in three overnight shootings identified

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Two teens died on the way to the hospital after being shot Tuesday night.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said Dominique Bright, 18, and Syheem Spaulding, 15, were shot at about 9:43 p.m. Tuesday in a shooting at East 39th and Cedar streets. They both died on the way to hospitals.

Sha'nai Harris, 15, was also shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police said Spaulding, Bright and Harris were in the street when they were shot.

SCMPD's Violent Crimes detectives are investigating the three shootings. They have not yet determined if the shootings are related. They're asking for witnesses to come forward to help identify the suspects.

Another shooting occurred at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday at East Oglethorpe and Wilder Street. Downtown Precinct officers responded and found Javaris Smith, 25, of the 6000 block of Oglethorpe Avenue, with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He told police that he was familiar with the person who shot him.

At 10:01 p.m., Downtown Precinct patrol officers responded to a shooting at West 34th and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Police found Jamon Cody, 23, in the street with gunshot wounds. He is in serious condition at Memorial University Medical Center. 

Anyone with information about any of the shootings can call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A confidential tipline also is open directly to investigators at 912.525.3124.

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WTOC spoke to the cousin of one of the victims that died. He did not want to be identified nor did he want to identify his cousin, but says, "he's the type of guy that really just doesn't bother anybody. He was probably hanging around somebody that was indluged in stuff like that. That's what really hurt me thats what really got me upset."

Neighbors along that street say violent crimes like this need to be stopped, and they're asking for more police at night. 

"You see the presence in the day time. But in the evening, early evening, is when I think there needs to be even more of a presence," says Cedar Street resident Stanley Mosley. 

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