2 men fatally shot at SW Atlanta apartment complex

Atlanta police are investigating a double shooting at an apartment complex on Peyton Place.

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Atlanta police are investigating a double shooting at an apartment complex on Peyton Place.

A dispute at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex turned deadly Thursday afternoon when someone pulled out a gun, police said.

Officers were called to the complex on Peyton Place, which is just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, after a 911 call was made at about 4:15 p.m. At the scene, police said two men were found shot multiple times. They were pronounced dead by medical personnel.

“It appears that there was an escalating dispute at this location that led to the shooting incident,” Atlanta police homicide commander Lt. Germain Dearlove said.

One of the victims was identified Friday as 27-year-old Justine Mitchell by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. The other victim’s name was not released as his family had not been notified. Police said he is also between the ages of 25 and 30.

According to Dearlove, investigators are trying to figure out how many suspects were involved.

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