2 men arrested in deadly shootings miles apart in NW Atlanta

Incidents are not believed to be connected, police say
Police said two suspects have been arrested after a pair of deadly shootings in northwest Atlanta on Saturday.

Police said two suspects have been arrested after a pair of deadly shootings in northwest Atlanta on Saturday.

A longtime friend and an uncle were identified as the two suspects arrested in connection with the separate shooting deaths of a man and a woman two hours apart in northwest Atlanta over Labor Day weekend.

The victims were among five people killed by gunfire across the city between early Saturday and Sunday, authorities said.

Winston Muhammad, 75, of Atlanta, is facing a murder charge after he allegedly shot his niece on Saturday at a home near Westside Park following an argument over eviction, police said. Officers responded around noon to the 900 block of Margaret Place and found 64-year-old Kathy Mouldr, who was not breathing. She died at a hospital.

Muhammad was identified as a person of interest and arrested later Saturday.

Winston Muhammad, 75, allegedly shot his niece at a home near Westside Park on Saturday, police said.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

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Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

About two hours earlier, police were called to the troubled Magnolia Park apartment complex on Magnolia Way. The complex is about 4 miles from Westside Park in the Vine City neighborhood.

When officers arrived, they found 28-year-old Cordale Duncan suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police identified 28-year-old Allen Pitts of Rex as a suspect. Warrants were obtained and officers arrested him that day without incident.

Allen Pitts, 28, allegedly shot his friend Saturday at an apartment complex in the Vine City neighborhood, police said.

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Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Pitts and Duncan had known each other since they were 4 years old and grew up playing baseball together, the victim’s sister, Chartovia Duncan, wrote in a GoFundMe page.

“My brother loved to laugh, smile, dance and play video games,” she wrote. “He was very friendly and kind.”

Magnolia Park, which is split into two addresses, is among the 275 complexes identified in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Dangerous Dwellings” investigation that looked into serious crimes, lax maintenance and other hazards in Atlanta neighborhoods.

Police did not provide details about the arrests of Muhammad and Pitts. They were taken to the Fulton County Jail and are each facing charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to online records. The two incidents are not believed to be connected, police said.

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