UPDATE: Man dies after shooting near downtown Atlanta restaurant

UPDATE: Man dies after shooting near downtown Atlanta restaurant

  • Story Highlights
  • The victim was found late Tuesday in the parking lot near Kelz Kitchen in Atlanta.
  • He was shot in the chest. 

A man was shot to death Tuesday night in a parking lot near a downtown Atlanta restaurant, police said.

The victim was found with a gunshot wound to the upper left chest area in the 100 block of Forsyth Street, which is near Kelz Kitchen, Officer Donald Hannah said.

Homicide detectives are working to get surveillance video from the restaurant in the hopes of finding the shooter, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Atlanta police are investigating a deadly shooting near a restaurant on Forsyth Street. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Investigators do not know how long the victim, believed to be in his 20s, was in the parking lot. And they do not know if he was there to meet someone.

Emergency crews took the man to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Atlanta police.

“We are trying to identify anyone who may have seen what happened,” Lt. Carven Tyus said.

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward up to $2,000, by also contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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