2 shootings in SW Atlanta may be connected, police say

Police are working to learn if the same man is responsible for two attacks on commuters two miles apart in southwest Atlanta.

Four men just getting off work at 12:30 a.m. Friday told police a man in a dark-colored Chevy fired shots at their pickup truck at a gas station on the corner of Lee and Oak streets. Not long after, a man on his way to the Oakland City MARTA station said a man in a similar vehicle robbed him and shot him in the foot.

Police said no one was hurt in the first shooting. The man in the Chevy stared down the men in the pickup truck, and when they went to confront him, the man sprayed the truck with bullets, Atlanta police Capt. Reginald Moorman told Channel 2 Action News.

“(Two of) the victims actually returned fire, shooting at the suspect as well,” he said. “They don’t know if they actually struck the suspect.”

The Chevy, which police said was being driven by a woman, took off. The robbery victim was ambushed two miles away and 45 minutes later in the 1200 block of Campbellton Road.

“The suspect then took the victim’s cellphone and actually shot the victim anyway,” Moorman said.

The victim is expected to recover. Investigators are working to determine if the shootings are related.

“We have a similar vehicle description,” Moorman told Channel 2. “We have a similar suspect description.”

Both incidents are still under investigation. Police are hoping surveillance footage at the gas station captured the shooter and the driver, the news station reported.

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