Man fatally shot at Atlanta gas station was helping driver with their car

A man who was fatally shot Sunday — at the same gas station where an 8-year-old girl was killed the previous day — was trying to help someone with their car, according to Atlanta police.

Investigators said 53-year-old Christopher Brooks was aiding a driver when he was killed in a triple shooting at the Chevron on Pryor Road, police spokesman Officer Steve Avery told

When police arrived at the gas station about 7:20 p.m., officers found Brooks and one other person who appeared to have been shot.

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Brooks was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, who was grazed by a bullet, was taken to a hospital and a third victim later arrived at Grady Memorial Hospital in a private car, according to police.

It is not clear if the person Brooks was helping was one of the other shooting victims.

The fatal shooting happened at the same time as a news conference where Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms denounced violence at the gas station after 8-year-old Secoriea Turner’s death. The child was shot while sitting in a car at the station, which is across the street from the Wendy’s parking lot where Rayshard Brooks was killed by an Atlanta police officer last month.

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Atlanta police have not named any suspects in Christopher Brooks’ death. Anyone with information is asked to contact Atlanta police.

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