SAVANNAH, GA (September 16, 2011): Investigations into two homicides within three blocks of each other closed a street and lane between Montgomery and Jefferson streets this morning.


Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police violent crimes detectives are investigating the deaths as independent cases for now as they piece together what took place.


Police were called to an apartment house in the 300 block of West 41st Street at 4:15 a.m. when neighbors reported shots fired. In a common area of the house, they found a black male believed to be in his late teens dead of gunshot wounds. Drugs were found near the body and drug activity has been noted in the house previously.


Shortly after, police were alerted to a second body in the 300 block of 38th Street Lane where a second black male believed to be in his early 20s was found dead. The cause of that death has not been released.


Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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