1 woman killed, another critically injured in SW Atlanta shooting

One woman is dead and another is in critical condition following a double shooting Friday evening in southwest Atlanta.

The incident took place about 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Fairburn Road, Atlanta police said. The victims, identified Saturday as 35-year-old Shadeeah Melton and 30-year-old Fatima Jefferson, were shot multiple times.

They were taken to a hospital, where Melton later died, police said. Jefferson remains in critical condition.

Investigators believe the women got into an argument with a suspect before being shot. Witnesses told officers they saw a black SUV sped away from the scene after the gunfire, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional details have been released.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously and information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000.

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