1 killed, 1 wounded in shooting at condemned Forest Cove apartments

Atlanta homicide detectives are investigating a double shooting at Forest Cove, a dilapidated and condemned apartment complex in southeast Atlanta’s Thomasville Heights neighborhood.

One man was killed and another was hospitalized following the shooting Tuesday in the 900 block of New Town Circle, according to a police spokesman. The city is in the process of relocating residents of the subsidized housing complex ahead of its demolition, which a judge ordered to begin later this month.

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The shooting happened just before 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Officers responded to the scene and both shooting victims were rushed to a hospital, where one of the men died, according to police.

Police did not identify either of the victims.

The shooting is the latest in a string of violent incidents at the complex. The city of Atlanta, in its lawsuit against the property management company, said Forest Cove has been the location of more than 650 police calls related to domestic violence, burglary, robbery and homicide since 2020.

Credit: City of Atlanta

Credit: City of Atlanta

Tenants have long decried deplorable conditions such as rodent infestations, mold and crumbling structures. Their court-ordered relocation has also prompted the temporary closure of a nearby Atlanta school, Thomasville Heights Elementary.

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Homicide investigators were on the scene Tuesday night working to solve the double shooting case. No suspect information was available.

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