The death was the 117th homicide in Atlanta this year, according to police data. Last year there were 99 homicides in the city.
Less than two weeks ago, a 35-year-old man was killed as he left a west Midtown nightclub, according to police. Andre Pierce was leaving the Compound Nightclub when he was shot multiple times.
On Wednesday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms expressed her concerns over the increase in deadly crimes.
“We are seeing numbers we have not seen in Atlanta as it relates to our murder rate,” Bottoms said during a news briefing with local media. “We recognize that this is a problem. ... Right now, our eye is on crime in Atlanta.”
Atlanta police interim Chief Rodney Bryant has said curbing gun violence is a priority for the department.
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