Man shot to death at SE Atlanta home

Police are investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday afternoon in the 400 block of Thaxton Drive in southeast Atlanta. (credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Police are investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday afternoon in the 400 block of Thaxton Drive in southeast Atlanta. (credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta police are investigating their 152nd homicide this year after a shooting in southeast Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Officers were sent to a single-family home in the 400 block of Thaxton Drive just after 2:45 p.m. and found a man shot, police said in a news release. The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Images from the scene Wednesday showed Thaxton Drive roped off with crime scene tape and officers combing the residential street for evidence.

Authorities had no new information to share Thursday about the deadly shooting. As of this week, the city is seeing a 4% uptick in homicides compared to 2020, Atlanta Police Department statistics show.

— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates.

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