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Police are investigating murder of man shot outside house in Clayton County

Clayton County police are investigating the murder of a man who was shot outside a home near Morrow.
Clayton County police are investigating the murder of a man who was shot outside a home near Morrow.
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A man was shot to death early Tuesday morning outside a home in Clayton County.

So far, the man’s identity has not been released and police said they don’t know who shot him or why.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. on Oak Mill Court in a neighborhood off Mount Zion Road near Morrow, according to Clayton County police.

Details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting have not yet been released, but the man was reportedly shot in the head.

Neighbor Ms. Cindy Copeland told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she heard a “very large bang” around 3:30 a.m.

“I thought the power went out, so I checked my clock and that wasn’t it,” Ms. Copeland said, adding that she heard no cars outside at that point.

“But what grabbed my attention about 4 o’clock was a hysterical woman, on her phone, walking up and down the street, yelling, ‘my baby, my baby.’”

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“After listening to her, I realized, there’s five or six police cars out here, and that’s when I started realizing something very serious has happened down our street here.”