1 killed, 2 injured in shooting at NW Atlanta home

Atlanta police are investigating after three people were shot at a home on Center Hill Avenue on Thursday morning.
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Atlanta police are investigating after three people were shot at a home on Center Hill Avenue on Thursday morning.

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One man is dead and two others are injured after a shooting Thursday morning at a northwest Atlanta home.

Police were called to the Center Hill Avenue residence about 1:30 a.m. One of the victims was dead inside the home when they arrived, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery.

Investigators believe the three men got into an argument that escalated to gunfire, he said. They are not looking for any suspects.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident as “a felon killed by a private citizen,” Avery said in a statement. That designation is typically reserved for people who are killed while committing a crime.

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Police were called to the Center Hill Avenue residence around 1:30 a.m. about the triple shooting.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Police were called to the Center Hill Avenue residence around 1:30 a.m. about the triple shooting.
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Police were called to the Center Hill Avenue residence around 1:30 a.m. about the triple shooting.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

None of the gunshot victims’ names were released. The two injured are expected to survive, according to police.

It is the second triple shooting Atlanta police have investigated in as many days. Early Wednesday morning, officers working in the area of Richmond Circle in southeast Atlanta heard gunfire and went to investigate. They found three people shot inside a wrecked vehicle at the corner of Sawtell and Charleston avenues, according to police.

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One of the men was dead at the scene, and the other two were stable when they were taken to a hospital. They were not identified.

Both incidents remain under investigation.

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