Man, infant dead after shooting at SW Atlanta apartment complex

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A man was found dead and an infant died after being hospitalized Friday morning when gunfire broke out in an apartment in southwest Atlanta, police said.

Officers were called to the 300 block of Brownlee Road about 8:40 a.m. regarding a “person down,” Atlanta police said in a news release. EMS units arrived at the Towne West Manor Apartments shortly before police and began aiding the child, authorities said.

When officers arrived, gunshots were heard from inside an apartment, police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said. The child was not shot, police confirmed.

After officers entered the apartment, a man was found lying on the ground and pronounced dead at the scene, Avery said. His name was not released.

“Homicide investigators are working to determine what occurred and if a crime had been committed,” Avery said.

The cause of death for the infant will be determined by the Fulton County Medical Examiner.

No suspects are being sought and no other injuries were reported, Avery said.

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