Man in serious condition after shooting, carjacking in downtown Atlanta

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

A man was rushed to a hospital Monday morning after he was forced from his car at gunpoint and shot in downtown Atlanta, police said.

The shooting was reported about 5:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Marietta Street, according to Atlanta police. Authorities shut down the road south of North Avenue for several hours Monday while they investigated.

“The preliminary investigation found that the victim and an adult female were in a vehicle and stopped at the location,” police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said in an emailed statement. “While stopped, two suspects approached and carjacked the couple.”

At some point during the theft, the man was shot, Avery said. One of the suspects got into the couple’s car and drove away, and the other ran off, he said. They had not been identified Monday.

The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition. A description of his vehicle was not provided.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

The shooting remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to come forward. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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