One person is dead and eight others, including a 13-year-old and 2-year-old, are injured after a shooting in Savannah on Friday night.
The children did not sustain life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover.
Police have not released any information on motive or suspects and are still investigating the incident.
Mayor Van Johnson asked on Twitter that anyone with information contact law enforcement.
“I’m broken right now because I’m trying to figure out, ‘what do we do,” Savannah alderman Detric Leggett told WJCL-TV. “My conversation is for my police chief and my city manager, how do we fix this because right now I need answers, and I have to answer to all of these residents who we told them, ‘We’re going to protect you.'”
Nationwide, there have been 17 mass killings so far this year, defined as at least four people killed, not including the shooter, according to a USA TODAY/Associated Press/Northeastern University database. Sixteen of those were shootings.
Nancy Guan is the general assignment reporter covering Chatham County municipalities. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @nancyguann.