SAVANNAH, GA (February 16, 2017) Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a homicide that occurred on Savannah’s east side.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area of Pennsylvania Ave. and California Ave. at approximately 11:56 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.   Upon arrival officers located a shooting victim.  The victim, 17, was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries.  The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.

The shooting does not appear to be random.  The suspect(s) fled the area before officers arrived.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information on this case can call 911.  A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

Anyone who wishes to provide information anonymously can also call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. CrimeStoppers tipsters remain may qualify for a cash reward.