Officers responded to a call about a drive-by shooting in the 2400 block of Camellia Lane in northeast Atlanta.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Fatal drive-by shooting near Lindbergh MARTA station wasn’t random, cops say

Atlanta police are investigating after a man was shot in the head and killed Wednesday afternoon near the Lindbergh MARTA station. 

Officers responded to a call about a drive-by shooting in the 2400 block of Camellia Lane in northeast Atlanta just before 12:50 p.m., Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said. The shooting occurred about one street away from the train station. 

When police arrived, they discovered a 42-year-old man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Avery said. 

Few details about the incident have been released, but investigators said they are searching for a dark gray Jeep Compass in connection with the shooting. 

Authorities also said the suspect and victim knew each other, ruling out the possibility of a random shooting near the busy transit station. 

A MARTA spokeswoman said the shooting did not occur on MARTA property and that train and bus service was not affected.

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