Two people who were separately found shot in downtown Atlanta, including one who died, may have been wounded in related incidents Monday, police said.
The first victim was found near City Hall, where he was dropped off by a private vehicle shortly before 2:30 p.m., Atlanta police said. The man was already suffering from a gunshot wound and collapsed on the sidewalk, leading others in the area to flag down a patrol car. He remained conscious and was treated by Grady emergency medical personnel, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Police said the victim indicated the shooting took place in Forest Park, but investigators later determined that the incident could be related to a second shooting scene in downtown. The driver of the car who dropped off the first victim was detained, but police have not said if he will face any charges.
The second shooting took place at the Smith & Porter apartments on Peters Street, about a half-mile from the location where the first victim collapsed. Police said the second shooting was fatal and that homicide investigators have responded to the address and are working to determine the circumstances.
The investigation remains active, police said.
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