1 dead, 2 in critical condition in Savannah mass shooting

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A mass shooting in Savannah killed one person and left two others in critical condition.
According to the Savannah Police Department (SPD), there are eight total victims in shooting. Arthur Milton, 20, was killed in the gunfire. Also a 13-year-old and an 18-month-old baby are both suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the shooting occurred near the Fred Wessels Home apartments on Avery Street. Shots rang out around 9 p.m. when a dark-colored or red car drove by the residence and fired into a crowd of people outside the home.
SPD said they have not identified any suspects and will continue interviewing witnesses.
Police Chief Roy Minter said a shooting occurred on the same street on Tuesday night but no witness came forward with details.
“Two days later we end up with a mass shooting at the same location,” Minter said. Minter described the shooting as a “senseless” act of gun violence, similar to what is seen across the U.S.
An enhanced police presence will be seen throughout the weekend in the Hostess City.
“It’s very disturbing especially when you see incidents like this that occur in the number of victims who are injured and especially when you’re talking about an infant child,” Minter said. Police say 60 bullet casings were recovered from the scene and the bullets also pierced cars and apartments as well.
Mayor Van Johnson addressed media in a zoom call Saturday afternoon and called on residents to step up and help police identify those involved.

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