SAVANNAH, GA (February 6, 2022) – Savannah Police Violent Crimes detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old male this morning.

Around 3 a.m., officers were patrolling in the area of Congress and Whitaker streets when they heard gunfire. They quickly ran towards the area where the shots were heard and located Markieth Wright with a life-threatening gunshot wound at the intersection of Congress and Drayton streets.

Wright was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact detectives at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tips can also be submitted through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward of up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime.