SAVANNAH, GA (August 28, 2011): A 31-year-old Savannah man became the 15th homicide victim of the year Sunday night when he was shot as he walked on East Park Avenue.

 

Police are withholding the name of the victim until family members have been notified. He was declared dead after he was transported to Memorial University Medical Center following the 8:18 p.m. shooting.

 

Residents of the neighborhood reported hearing shots and seeing a black male run away after the shooting. The victim lived in the area, but not on Park Avenue.

 

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Violent Crimes detectives are canvassing the neighborhood as they advance their investigation into the homicide.

 

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.

 

CRN:           110828158

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