Two homicides within 24 hours

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The ninth and tenth homicides of 2018 in Savannah city limits happened within hours of each other.

22-year-old Joshua Thomas was fatally shot on Thursday in the ninth homicide. In a separate incident early Friday, 32-year-old Shawntray Grant was murdered on Randolph Street, for the tenth.

In the death of Thomas, "Officers responded to Tuten Avenue between W. Bay and Hudson streets at around 2:20 p.m. on reports of a shooting. Once on scene, officers located an adult black male suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition. He succumbed to those injuries shortly after," police report.

Violent Crimes detectives say they "do not believe this is random."

In Grant's death, "At around 2 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Randolph Street on reports of a shooting. Once on scene, officers discovered Shawntray Grant, 32, deceased in a parking lot," police report.

Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit tip line at (912) 525-3124. Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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