2 killed, 1 injured in overnight shootings in Atlanta

Two men were killed and one was injured in separate shootings overnight, Atlanta police confirmed Sunday.

Police were first sent to a location in the 700 block of North Avenue, according to department spokeswoman Officer TaSheena Brown.

When officers arrived about 12:40 a.m., they found a man sitting behind the wheel of a black Mercedes with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Later, a second victim arrived at Grady with a gunshot wound to the leg, Brown said. Authorities determined that victim was injured during the same incident.

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Investigators said someone fired into the man’s car while it was in motion, striking the two victims, according to Brown. No other details were available.

Police were then sent to a location along West Peachtree Place about 6 p.m. after a person was reportedly shot. Officers at the scene found a man dead of a gunshot wound to the chest.

No suspects have been arrested in either incident. The investigations are ongoing.

The fatal shootings are the latest to occur during a notably violent year in Atlanta. The city has recorded 121 homicides so far.

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With two months still to go, 2020 has been Atlanta’s deadliest in more than a decade. The city had 99 homicides in all of 2019.