Triple homicide on the Eastside

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Police confirm that three men, ages 52, 37, and 30, are dead in a shooting incident Monday night near East 36th and Live Oak Streets on Savannah's embattled Eastside.

"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," a police spokesman says.

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," police say.

"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."

An "unruly" crowd at the scene briefly hindered police investigation but police say they are pursuing persons of interest in the case. More updates as we get them. 




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