Monday, April 27, 2015

Shooting and crash investigated

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting Friday night that left a victim in hospitalized and the crash of a minivan nearby.

Derek Johnson, 19, was transported to a hospital after the 8:27 p.m. shooting on the 2100 block of Glynwood Drive.

"He had been in a parked car with other individuals when a minivan drove by and someone in it began firing at the car," police say. "The minivan sped away and the driver of the car drove Johnson for treatment."

Shortly after, a minivan similar to the one described in the shooting was located wrecked on the northbound entrance ramp to the Truman Parkway from Derenne Avenue. The occupants of the minivan were seen running from the scene.

Violent Crimes Unit detectives are working to determine "if the crashed minivan was the one involved and are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time to help by providing information."

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.
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