2 killed in weekend shootings in Atlanta

Two people, including an 18-year-old man, were killed in separate weekend shootings in Atlanta.

Police were first called to the 3300 block of Stone Road in southwest Atlanta about 10:30 p.m. Saturday after a report of gunfire in the area, police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender said in a statement.

Police observed damage at the Greenbriar Mill Apartment Homes, collected shell casings and conducted a search of the area.

“No victims or suspects were located,” Bender said.

Officers left, only to return about 9 a.m. Sunday after a second caller reported a person down. That is when authorities located a body behind one of the apartment buildings. 

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The 18-year-old victim, “who was wearing dark clothing, was found approximately 100-150 yards away from the initial crime scene,” Bender said. “A handgun was recovered near his body.”

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified the teen as Jaylen Shabazz Harmon of Atlanta and said he had multiple gunshot wounds.

A spokesman said Harmon was last enrolled in the Atlanta Public Schools system at Forrest Hill Academy during the spring semester.

Hours later, officers were dispatched to another deadly shooting, this time near an elementary school in the 1000 block of Hollywood Road in northwest Atlanta.

About 6:45 p.m., they discovered a 34-year-old man inside a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds, police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said in another statement. 

Homicide units responded to the location, which is near Boyd Elementary School. 

An autopsy will be conducted to determine how Demarlon Norwood died, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Both shootings remain under investigation.

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