SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Labor Day weekend in Savannah was a bloody one, as there were eight shootings from Saturday to Monday, authorities said. Two people were killed by the gunfire.

Most of the weekend shootings were not random crimes, and several involved acquaintances, preliminary reports indicate, Savannah-Chatham police spokeswoman Eunicia Baker said.

One of the two people killed in the shootings was Troy Antwan Black, 35, whose body was found at a residence on Saturday night, police said.

Another victim, whose name wasn’t immediately available, was shot on Monday afternoon and also died, The Savannah Morning News reported (http://bit.ly/2bUMoTU ). In that case, police were looking for a black older-model SUV, which was last seen heading west on 41st Street.

The two killings are the city’s 38th and 39th homicides of 2016, the Savannah newspaper reported.

Overall, Savannah has endured more violent crime this year compared to the same time frame in 2015, which was the city’s most violent year since 1991, the Morning News reported.


Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

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