2 killed at SE Atlanta apartment

There was a heavy police response to a call about a shooting Saturday morning at the Columbia at Peoplestown apartments Tuskegee Street. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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There was a heavy police response to a call about a shooting Saturday morning at the Columbia at Peoplestown apartments Tuskegee Street. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta police are investigating a double homicide that occurred Saturday morning at an apartment complex in southeast Atlanta.

A 46-year-old man and 40-year-old woman were found shot dead at the Columbia at Peoplestown apartments in the 200 block of Tuskegee Street, according to Lt. Ralph Woolfolk, the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide commander. The victims’ names were not released.

The call came in just after 7 a.m. at the apartment complex.

One neighbor told Channel 2 Action News they heard several gunshots ring out and what sounded like a woman screaming around that time.

Woolfolk said there were no signs of forced entry at the apartment and it appears the man and woman were killed by an acquaintance in what he described as an “isolated incident.”

Homicide detectives are now working to establish a timeline and figure out what happened. Anyone who has information about the deadly shooting is urged to call Crimestoppers of Atlanta 404-577-TIPS or contact the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide unit at 404-546-4235.

“We’re eight days away from Christmas and no family should have to go through anything like this, especially during the holiday season,” Woolfolk said. “We just ask that the public come forth and let us know if they have any information.”

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

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