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Savannah Police investigating after 3 people injured in shooting on E. 39th St.

Published: Dec. 27, 2021 at 9:55 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 28, 2021 at 4:52 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of E. 39th Street, near the intersection of Cedar Street.

Savannah Police confirm they responded to the area around 7:30 p.m. due to a ShotSpotter notification.

Before finding the shooting victims, police spoke first with neighbors who said they thought what they heard were fireworks, according to a police report. Officers soon realized it was in fact gunfire, and that there were three men with gunshot wounds at a home along the 1300 block of East 39th.

Once on scene officers located the three adult males with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. One man was shot in the ankle, another in the hand and a third was shot in the abdomen. All three were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The city council representative for that neighborhood, Alderman Detric Leggett, says he spoke with the victims and neighbors and learned a car, described as a gray sedan, pulled onto East 39th just before the gunfire. The driver turned the lights off, and the shots rang out shortly after. Alderman Leggett says no one reported recognizing the vehicle. And the Alderman says he’d like to see more proactive investment in things that might deter crime, like better lighting.

“We want to be able to show people that we are being proactive as their representatives by giving them all the amenities of the community, brightening it up and having police that are accessible and we don’t have to rely on something like ShotSpotter just for help,” said Alderman Leggett.

At last check, additional info on this investigation was pending per the approval of detectives.

Anyone with information should contact police at 912.525.3124 or CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020.

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