SAVANNAH, GA (June 1, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old male near the Sunrise Villas apartments on the 1200 block of East 38th Street Sunday.
Mikell Wright of an East 69th Street address was declared dead at Memorial University Medical Center after he was found shot at 38th and Loyola streets at 4:43 p.m.
Violent Crimes detectives also are investigating an incident this morning in which shots were fired at an apartment in the complex. Central Precinct patrol officers responded to the incident at 12:35 a.m. to find multiple shots had been fired at the residence occupied by four people.
“This is a broad, active and fluid investigation with many aspects,” said Maj. Richard Zapal, commander of the Criminal Investigations Division. “We are following many leads and we will need some time to sort them all out. It is important that no one draw conclusions at this point and that no one takes actions on their own. I feel confident we will solve this case.”
Detectives, however, continue to seek information on the shooting and shots fired calls.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.