22-year-old killed on West 38th Street in Savannah

Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 4:32 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2022 at 4:53 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A 22-year-old man was shot and killed early Thursday morning on West 38th Street in Savannah.

According to the Savannah Police Department, officers responded to the 800 block for a reported shooting shortly after midnight. Officers found 22-year-old Phoenix Odom deceased from a gunshot wound.

The investigation remains active. The police department said further details are not available at this time.

The WTOC investigates team gathered information from Savannah Police to see how many shootings have happened in this same area so far this year. According to the data, there have been nine shootings in the Cuyler-Brownville neighborhood - including one that happened on Monday, which was just blocks away from Thursday morning’s shooting. F

Four of those nine shootings have been deadly.

Alderwoman Bernetta Lanier represents this area and she said she gets calls often from people who live in Cuyler-Brownville who say they’re concerned about the violence in their neighborhood.

She says, as someone who’s lost a child to gun violence, it’s painful and that it’s not so much a police problem but a societal problem.

“These are children and so they’re still learning, and we should be able to expose them to more positive walks of society. I think we can do it, but it’s a very sad day that we yet have lost another young life, it’s been snuffed out, in this city due to gun violence,” Lanier said.

Below is a map of the deadly and non-deadly shootings this year in Savannah:

Anyone with information on this incident or any other violent crime should contact the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tips can also be submitted through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward of up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime.

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