Police reportedly searching for teen suspect in fatal SW Atlanta shooting

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1 dead, 1 injured in shooting in southwest Atlanta neighborhood

A fight among a group of teenagers led to gunfire in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood Monday afternoon, leaving a man dead and a woman injured, officials said.

The shooting took place at a home in the 3000 block of Saville Street in the Park in Princeton Lakes neighborhood, Atlanta police said. The large neighborhood of single-family homes is between Camp Creek Marketplace and the Piedmont Driving Club’s golf course.

Police said a “group of juveniles were in an altercation that escalated to shots being fired” shortly before 5 p.m.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to a hospital, police said. Their identities have not been released, but both were adults.

Channel 2 Action News reported the scene devolved into a SWAT standoff that lasted past midnight Tuesday. Officers eventually discovered the home was empty around 1 a.m., according to the news station.

Police are now searching for a teenager suspected in the shooting, Channel 2 reported, but officials would not confirm the suspect’s age.

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