Officers found a partially-clad body on an embankment Sunday afternoon in northwest Atlanta. They learned a day later that the man had been shot multiple times in Duluth the night before.
Now they are trying to find out who shot the man and why.
Around 10 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to 6460 Buford Hwy. after getting a report of suspicious activity in the area, according to Gwinnett County police.
The caller reported hearing screams and gunshots.
Officers found blood and a spent shell casing, but no body, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.
Still, they believed it was a man who was reported missing that same night. His vehicle was found near the crime scene, Cpl. Smith said.
Around 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Atlanta police officers were dispatched to Proctor and Tazor streets regarding a person down.
They found the partially-clad man lying in a prone position on the embankment of sunken land, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said.
“The preliminary investigation suggests that the decedent was brought to this location and had several gunshot wounds on his body,” Officer Jones said.
So far, police have not released the man’s identity or the motive for his murder. They also have not released any details regarding the circumstance of the shooting.
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