Man dead in ‘targeted’ Old Fourth Ward shooting, police say

Atlanta police found a man dead from multiple gunshot wounds near Morgan-Boulevard Park.
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Atlanta police found a man dead from multiple gunshot wounds near Morgan-Boulevard Park.

A man found dead after being shot in northeast Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood may have been targeted, according to police.

The shooting took place Wednesday evening in the 500 block of Boulevard, near Morgan-Boulevard Park, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer TaSheena Brown told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Officers responded shortly before 6 p.m. and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds.

“Preliminary investigation indicates this was not random, and the decedent may have been targeted,” Brown said in a news release. “Homicide investigators are working to determine the circumstances around the shooting.”

No other details have been released, including the name of the victim. It is the second fatal shooting in the Old Fourth Ward within the span of a few days.

On Sunday afternoon, 52-year-old Eddie Jackson was arrested on charges of murder and aggravated assault after police said an argument at an apartment building on Boulevard escalated to gunfire. The victim killed in that shooting has not been publicly identified.

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