Five men were shot when gunfire erupted Sunday night in the parking lot of a southwest Atlanta apartment complex, Channel 2 Action News reported.
One of the victims was killed, and another was in critical condition, Atlanta police told the news station. The other three drove to a nearby gas station to seek help.
According to police, officers responded to the Hidden Village apartments on Landrum Drive around 10:30 p.m. They found one victim, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office as 27-year-old Tyriq Livatt, dead in the parking lot. The victim in critical condition was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Shortly after, Atlanta police were notified by their East Point counterparts that three gunshot victims showed up at a RaceTrac on Camp Creek Parkway. They were also taken to Grady, and police do not consider their injuries to be life-threatening.
Homicide investigators told the news station the five were involved in a fight at the apartment complex between two large groups an hour before the shooting.
“About an hour later, the fighting began again,” Atlanta police Capt. Ricardo Vazquez said. “Someone produced a handgun, and at that point in time, multiple rounds were fired.”
Police are looking for at least one shooter Monday morning. The shooter is known by a nickname, which was not disclosed, according to Channel 2.
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