Man dead, gunman sought after shooting in Forest Park

Police were called about 5 p.m. Thursday to investigate a shooting at the intersection of Lee Circle and Madison Street.
Police were called about 5 p.m. Thursday to investigate a shooting at the intersection of Lee Circle and Madison Street.

A man is dead and a gunman is on the run after a shooting Thanksgiving Day in Forest Park.

Police were called about 5 p.m. Thursday to investigate the shooting at the intersection of Lee Circle and Madison Street. When they arrived, the victim, identified by police as 20-year-old Jason Martin, had already been taken to Southern Regional Medical Center by a friend.

He had been shot at least once, Forest Park police Sgt. Kelli Flanigan said. Martin later died at the hospital.

“The suspect is still at large and has yet to be identified,” she said in a news release. “However, this does not appear to be a random incident. It appears the suspect and the victim are known acquaintances.”

The suspect is believed to be driving a black four-door sedan, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Forest Park police at 404-366-4141. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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