Police: Angry tenant fatally shoots construction worker at SW Atlanta apartments

Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex on Alison Court in southwest Atlanta. (Credit: NewsChopper 2)

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Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex on Alison Court in southwest Atlanta. (Credit: NewsChopper 2)

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded at an apartment complex in southwest Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, according to Atlanta authorities.

A police spokesperson confirmed that officers responded to the Premier at 1935 Apartments in the 1900 block of Alison Court. Units were called to the complex shortly after 2 p.m. about reports of a person shot, police call records show.

Shots were fired when three construction crews working to waterproof a basement unit at the complex were targeted by a resident, Channel 2 Action News reported. The tenant grew impatient with the noise and got into an argument with the workers, police told the news station. He then opened fire on the workers, shooting one of the victims in the chest and the other man in the arm, police told Channel 2.

The suspect then chased the other worker through the property before leaving the scene, Channel 2 reported. Police are now working to find the suspect and take him into custody.

Lt. Ralph Woolfolk, the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide commander, said a 43-year-old man died from his chest wound. The other victim was rushed to a hospital. His condition was not released.

Alison Court has been the scene of at least three shootings in the past year in which children were caught in the crosshairs of gun violence.

An 8-year-old boy died after being shot Nov. 13 at the Brentwood Heights apartment complex, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported at the time. A 15-year-old boy was shot when a fight broke out on Alison Court near Delowe Drive on Oct. 7. And on May 21, a 10-month-old girl was injured after a stray bullet grazed her foot when shots erupted in the area of Alison Court and Myrtle Street, authorities said.

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