Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Two killed, two others injured in Eastside shooting

Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 11:31 AM

The Savannah Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting Tuesday evening that resulted in two deaths and two injuries.

"Around 9:40 p.m. officers responded to the 6900 block of Damascus Street and discovered multiple men suffering from gunshot wounds. Devonte Henneghan, 27, and an unidentified black male died as a result of their injuries. Two others – Michael McDaniel, 28 and Deonte Jones, 27 – were transported to a hospital with injuries," police report.

"Detectives are actively investigating the incident to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The incident does not appear to be the result of a random shooting," police say.


The killing bring the total of shootings in Chatham County over that 24 hour period to six, with one other being fatal.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124. Tipsters can also contact CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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