Two men were shot, one fatally, after gunmen fired a barrage of bullets at a shopping plaza in the Old Fourth Ward in northeast Atlanta late Monday night.
It’s unclear if the men, reportedly in their 20s, were targeted, or if they were simply caught in the crossfire.
So far, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has not been able to identify the deceased victim.
The incident unfolded after officers received a 911 call about illegal gambling at 628 Boulevard, according to Atlanta police.
“When officers arrived on the scene they heard gunshots,” police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said. The shots were coming from 455 North Ave., and investigators said at least 20 shots were fired, forcing people to flee from the parking lot.
One man, with a gunshot wound to the torso, ran towards the officers before he collapsed, Officer Jones said. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
A second man was transported from the intersection of Boulevard and North Avenue by Grady EMS to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the torso, Officer Jones said.
Police believe there were two gunmen who opened fired, but that the shootings were not thought to be connected with the gambling.
So far, no arrests have been made and no motive for the shooting released.
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