Teen likely killed during drug deal, police say

Teen likely killed during drug deal, police say

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A 17-year-old boy was found shot to death outside a northwest Atlanta home Thursday.
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  • The teenager was found with a gunshot to his back. 
  • Authorities believe drugs were involved. 
  • Last week, three girls were shot and one of them killed. 

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. 

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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