SAVANNAH, GA (March 2, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating shootings of two people, that resulted in the death of one on Tuesday, March 1, near the 500 block of West 40th Street.
Metro responded to the scene at about 1:18 p.m. finding Jonathan Lang, 18, and Tonya Murcherson, 51, with gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Memorial University Medical Center, Lang with serious injuries and Murcherson with non-life-threatening injuries. Lang succumbed to his injuries at MUMC.
Reportedly, shots were fired during an altercation at West 40th and Burroughs streets. Investigators are working to determine if the victims were the intended targets. The identity of the shooter remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on this case should 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 confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.