18-year-old shot, killed near Midtown apartments

An 18-year-old was killed Saturday afternoon after being shot several times near a Midtown apartment building, Atlanta police said.
An 18-year-old was killed Saturday afternoon after being shot several times near a Midtown apartment building, Atlanta police said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Editor's note: Atlanta police initially said the shooting victim was 13 years old. This story has been updated with new information and his correct age.

An 18-year-old was killed Saturday afternoon after being shot several times near a Midtown apartment building, Atlanta police said.

Atlanta police discovered Jalanni Pless of Atlanta with multiple gunshot wounds on 8th Street shortly before 2:30 p.m., Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said.

“Witnesses told police that they saw a group walking near Spring Street and Peachtree Place before gunfire broke out,” Avery said in a statement.

The victim ran into a nearby parking garage, where he was found dead.

Two people were detained at the scene but were released shortly after, Avery said.

Atlanta Police Capt. D’Andrea Price told Channel 2 Action News that investigators are reviewing surveillance footage and that the victim may have been with a group of teens selling water.

No other information has been released.

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