12:43 GMT05 August 2021
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    The shooting area has been cordoned by Savannah police as local authorities are now gathering information on any potential persons of interest. None have been identified at this time.

    The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one person dead and nine injured in an incident that took place around 9 pm local time on the 200 block of Avery Street on Friday night, local media WTOC reported.

    One of the nine people shot, an adult, has reportedly died. A 2-year-old was struck near the ankle and foot area. And another victim, a 13-year-old, suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. Although initial reports indicated that two people had died, later the media was told by police that there was only one fatality.

    According to media reports, the city mayor said that the shooting was related to the gang or drug gangs fighting. 

    The police have yet to provide information on the identity of the murdered person, as well as the motives and cause of the incident.


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