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Teen likely killed during drug deal, police say

A 17-year-old found dead outside a northwest Atlanta home Thursday morning may have been killed during a drug deal, police said. 

“Our preliminary investigation reveals that this incident stems from a minor marijuana transaction gone bad,” Atlanta police officer Stephanie Brown said in a statement. 

The teenager was found with a gunshot to his back outside a Delmar Lane residence, police said. 

No suspects have been identified. 

RELATED: In less than 24 hours, 3 girls were shot in Atlanta

The shooting comes a week after three girls between the ages of 10 and 16 were shot in separate incidents in Atlanta. The shootings occurred within 24 hours of each other. 

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