A man shot to death Tuesday night at a gas station in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood has been identified.
The shooting happened at a Citgo at 605 Boulevard just before 10 p.m., Atlanta police spokeswoman TaSheena Brown told AJC.com.
The man, identified Thursday by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 32-year-old Chad Billingslea of Atlanta, was found dead at the scene with several gunshot wounds, including one to his head, police said.
Investigators said there appears to be a connection between the victim and his shooter, and that Billingslea was the intended target.
Police are trying to identify anyone involved in the shooting, which occurred more than three months after seven people were injured during an exchange of gunfire in the same area.
Those victims were standing on a sidewalk near the intersection of Parkway Drive and North Avenue when a dark-colored sedan and a silver car pulled up about 3 a.m. June 27. Several dozen shots were fired during the early morning drive-by shooting, which Atlanta police said was gang-related.
Both incidents occurred just blocks from Ponce City Market, a popular upscale shopping and dining development.
Police are asking anyone with information about Tuesday night’s shooting 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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