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Three men shot in barrage of gunfire in Atlanta; Men sought in April homicide

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Three men were wounded after occupants from two vehicles opened fire on their car Thursday night in northwest Atlanta. Police on Friday were trying to determine who fired the shots and why.

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The incident happened around 10 p.m. at 2125 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., according to Atlanta police. Officers responded to the scene after getting a report of a person shot and found two men wounded, police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said.

Antion Harris, 26, who lived at the location, was suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and Desmond Kirkland, a 25-year-old homeless man, had been shot in the right shoulder, Jones said.

Shantay Davis, 22, who also lived at the location, told police the men were in her vehicle when a yellow Mustang and a grey truck pulled up behind them and occupants from both vehicles began shooting, Jones said. The victims stated that when they heard gun shots they put their heads down, she said.

All the victims said they do not know what happened and that they did not see who fired the shots.
Another man, 23-year-old Baratta Gray, who was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident, said he also did not see anyone, Jones said. Gray, who was shot in the right elbow, had run from the vehicle after the incident.

The men were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where they were listed in stable condition, Jones said. Officers found 20 shell casings at the scene.

Men Sought for Questioning in Andre Tripps Murder

In April Andre Tripps and four unidentified men met at a gas station in Brookhaven and the five entered Tripps’ car and drove away. Tripps was later found dead and on Thursday, police released surveillance photos of the two men, hoping someone can help identify them.

The men are wanted for questioning in Tripps’ murder, according to Clayton County police. Still, police have declined to release any details on how the man was killed. It's also unclear why he was killed.

Investigators said Tripps was last seen around 11 a.m. that April 12 talking to the four men at the Exxon Gas Station at 2055 North Druid Hills Road in Brookhaven.

The men entered Tripps' vehicle and they all left the station, police spokeswoman Ashanti Marbury said. Later that day, the man's body was found during the investigation of a brush fire behind the Walden Landing Apartments at 11015 Tara Blvd., police said.

The men who police believe may know what happened to Tripps were seen driving in a black Dodge Charger, Marbury said. Two of the men were captured on surveillance video at the gas station.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the identity of the two men whose pictures were captured is asked to contact Detective J. Carr at (678) 610-4790.

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