Officials ID 16-year-old boy shot, killed at home in SE Atlanta

Atlanta police are investigating a fatal shooting on Linam Avenue.

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Atlanta police are investigating a fatal shooting on Linam Avenue.

A teenage boy died after being struck by gunfire at a home in southeast Atlanta on Saturday evening, authorities said.

Atlanta police were called around 11 p.m. to the two-story house in the 900 block of Linam Avenue for a person shot. The home is located in the Peoplestown neighborhood near Hank Aaron Drive.

At the scene, officers found the 16-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. He was identified as Marcellius Stokes by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police have not said what led to the shooting. On Sunday morning, officers returned to the home, where they detained a person of interest.

Atlanta police respond to a home on Linam Avenue. Police said a teenager was killed at the home Saturday.

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No other details were provided. An investigation is ongoing.

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