Savannah Police investigate homicide on Congress Street

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Published: Feb. 6, 2022 at 7:07 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2022 at 4:02 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man Sunday morning.

Officers say around 3 a.m. they were patrolling the area of Congress and Whitaker streets when they heard gunfire.

Police then located Markieth Wright with a life-threatening gunshot wound at the corner of Congress and Drayton streets.

Wright was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The area where police found Wright is an area known for its tourism and businesses.

“100 percent of our business is tourism. So if tourists see that the area outside isn’t safe, that could hurt us a little bit,” said Javier Carro, owner of Blends Coffee Boutique.

Those WTOC talked to who frequent the area at night say the shooting caught them off guard.

“I’m a little surprised. I haven’t heard of anything happening here for a while so this caught me by surprise,” said James Reid.

So far, no arrest has been made in the case

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Savannah Police Department.

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