A man was shot early Wednesday when he and a woman were ambushed while walking home to their downtown Atlanta high-rise condo.
The couple were rounding Baker Street, headed to their home in the Peachtree Towers condominiums on Peachtree Street, when two men rushed them around 3:45 a.m., police said. The victims told police the men were wearing masks and dark hooded sweatshirts and demanded the couple’s belongings.
“The victims tried to run into the building,” Atlanta police Capt. Andrew Senzer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The suspects followed them to the front door, at which point one of the suspects produced a gun and shot multiple rounds toward the victims.”
The man was shot twice, once to the hip and once to the thigh, and the woman was not injured. The shots were fired from very close range, according to police.
He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical but stable condition, but not before he provided police with information on his assailants, Senzer said. Witnesses in the lobby of the building were also cooperating with police.
Because the men were masked, investigators know little about their identities.
“At this point, we really don’t have much to go on,” Senzer said.
They know the men exited a white four-door pickup truck, possibly an older model Nissan Frontier, stopped on Peachtree Street before they ran toward the victims.
This is the second time since Saturday someone has been accosted as they entered their home.
Three armed men ambushed a resident as he entered his high-end Buckhead apartment building early Saturday and robbed him, Atlanta police said.
The entire incident at the Skyhouse Buckhead was captured on surveillance video.
Atlanta police told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday there is no link between the the two incidents.
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