Police: 3 men killed, 4th injured in Buckhead shooting during drug deal

Atlanta officers were investigating a deadly shooting late Saturday on Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta officers were investigating a deadly shooting late Saturday on Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

Three men were killed and a fourth injured in a shooting Saturday night in Buckhead, Atlanta police said.

Officers were called at approximately 6:44 p.m. to 3005 Buckhead on Peachtree Road, where they found all four men with gunshot wounds, police said in a media statement. Investigators believe the shooting was the result of a failed drug deal inside an apartment at the complex, located near the intersection with Pharr Road.

Maj. Peter Malecki told reporters at the scene that residents of the high-rise building invited others in, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“This is an incident that happened inside a unit,” Malecki said. “That’s an area that we cannot police. So, we do need common sense to prevail in those situations. And, of course, nothing good comes from drug activity. This department does its best to shut down drug operations. So, if anyone has tips or information, that’s why we ask that you send those our way so we can try to prevent incidents like this.”

Three of the men died at the scene and a fourth was alert while being taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

The names of the victims were not released as of Sunday morning. The shooting remains under investigation.

The shooting at the high-rise was the second this year and both incidents involved drug deals, according to Atlanta police. In a separate incident in February, a man was arrested after two people were shot during a drug deal, police previously said.

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