Multiple guns fired in Marietta shooting that left man dead

Police believe multiple people fired shots Sunday evening in a Marietta neighborhood before a man was found dead outside an apartment building.

The shooting brought a large police presence and a SWAT truck to the area of Carolina Road and Massachusetts Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. The victim was found with a gunshot wound to the thigh and was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he died, according to Marietta police.

He was later identified as Marco Sauveur, 27, of Marietta.

Credit: Ben Hendren for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit: Ben Hendren for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After about five hours at the scene, police announced one person of interest had been detained for questioning. The SWAT team cleared the Cunningham Road neighborhood after 10 p.m. Sunday.

A police spokesperson said Tuesday no charges have been filed in the case.

“According to witnesses, an altercation between residents and a visitor led to multiple weapons being fired multiple times,” Officer Chuck McPhilamy said in a news release. “This is an active investigation, limiting the amount of information being released at this time.”

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