2 more roadway shootings injure 3 on opposite sides of Atlanta

The circumstances surrounding both shootings reported Wednesday are still under investigation
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The circumstances surrounding both shootings reported Wednesday are still under investigation

Police are investigating two shootings that injured three people injured Wednesday on opposite sides of Atlanta, the latest in a disturbing trend of shootings on the city’s roadways.

A woman called police from Moreland Avenue about 8:45 p.m. to report she had been shot. She told police she was riding in a friend’s car on I-20 when an orange Kia Forte pulled out in front of them near Boulevard in east Atlanta.

That was when the two heard their windshield crack and the woman began to bleed from her chest, according to a police report released Friday. She also found a projectile in the front passenger seat, police said.

The Kia sped away after the shooting, the victim told police, but it was unclear if the gunfire came from the vehicle. She and her friend told police they only heard the sound of their windshield crack and never saw a gun. They were unable to identify the Kia’s tag or describe the driver.

The woman was taken to a hospital with a slight injury, according to the report.

Earlier that day, police investigated another shooting in the northwest corner of the city. Two men said they were shot while driving on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard about 2 p.m.

Officers were called to a home in the 100 block of Dahlia Avenue, where the men said they realized they were shot after hearing gunfire. It was not clear if the shots were fired from another vehicle, and the men could not provide police with a description of the shooter.

Both were stable when they were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to police.

ExploreShootings on metro Atlanta roadways this year have killed 13, injured others

The circumstances surrounding both shootings are still under investigation. Since January, metro Atlanta roadways have been the site of more 30 shootings, resulting in at least 13 deaths and several injuries.

Investigators believe many of the shootings stem from road rage, and in several cases witnesses do not have enough information for police to track a suspect down.

No suspects have been identified in either of Wednesday’s shootings.

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