1 dead, 1 injured in shooting in SW Atlanta near I-75, police say

Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in southeast Atlanta early Wednesday.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in southeast Atlanta early Wednesday.

One man was killed and another was injured in an early morning shooting in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday, authorities said.

Atlanta police responded to a shooting call around 2:15 a.m. in the 400 block of Cleveland Avenue between I-75 and I-85. When officers arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound. The victim, who was not publicly identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said another man was taken to a hospital after being shot in the foot.

A motive is unclear and no description was provided for the suspect, who was on foot at the time of the shooting, Atlanta police Lt. Germain Dearlove told Channel 2 Action News.

An investigation is ongoing.

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