SAVANNAH, GA (April 14, 2015): The shooting death of three men inside a Live Oak area house Monday night is being investigated by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police.

Central Precinct patrol officers responding to a shots fired call about 8:30 p.m. were directed to a house on the 1200 block of N.E. 36th Street where they could see the three bodies through an open door.

The victims were identified as Anderson Mells, 52, and Gary Mells, 30, who both lived in the house, and Johnny Green, 37.

Two persons of interest detained in a traffic stop by other officers shortly afterward have been released after questioning by detectives.

The investigation by Homicide Unit detectives and forensics officers extended through the night as patrol officers secured the scene. While detectives said the shootings clearly were targeted, they also focused on risky activities that took place in the residence to determine if they were connected to the crime.

Anyone with information on the case 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.