Teenager dead, man hospitalized in NW Atlanta shooting near Vine City

A shootout near the Vine City neighborhood left a teenager dead and a man injured Wednesday night, according to Atlanta police.

Authorities confirmed they got a call just before 9:30 p.m. about two people being shot in the 300 block of Sunset Avenue in northwest Atlanta, not far from Rodney Cook Sr. Park. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old and a 16-year-old with gunshot wounds.

Both were taken to a hospital and the teen was pronounced dead, police said. The man who survived was described as alert.

Homicide commander Lt. Germain Dearlove told Channel 2 Action News that the shooting was the result of an argument that escalated. The two people shot at each other, and investigators are trying to determine if the man will face charges or if he fired in self-defense, Dearlove said.

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