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Briefs: 1 teen dead, 2 injured in triple shooting: Man shot to death in vehicle

DeKalb County police are investigating a triple shooting that left one dead while Atlanta police investigate a murder.
DeKalb County police are investigating a triple shooting that left one dead while Atlanta police investigate a murder.
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One teen was shot to death and two others critically injured early Tuesday morning in DeKalb County – and police are looking into the possibility that they may have been shot by their intended target.

So far, the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office has not identified the deceased victim and police have not yet released the names of the other two teens.

The investigation began around 2:20 a.m. when officers responded to Brownsmill Ferry Road after someone called 911 to report that a person had been shot, according to the DeKalb County police. When officers arrived they found three teens suffering from gunshot wounds, police spokesman Capt. Steven Fore said.

They were transported to local hospitals and one of the teen was pronounced dead a short time later at Grady Memorial Hospital, Fore said.

Investigators said they have a person of interest who was being questioned, but so far no charges have been filed.

“These individuals who were shot may have been trying to rob him,” Fore said.

Man Found Shot to Death in Vehicle

A man was found shot to death inside a vehicle late Monday night in northwest Atlanta. And hours later, police were trying to determine who shot the man and why.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Jeffrey Williams, 34, of Atlanta.

The call came in around 11:40 p.m. about a person shot and officers responded to 2336 St. James Drive where they found the man already dead, according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones. It’s unclear who called 911 and whether there were any witnesses to the shooting.

The man was found in a Honda, which was backed up against a utility pole near the intersection of St. James Drive and Lookout Avenue, according to media reports. There were several bullet holes through the windshield, police said.

Police have not released any additional details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.