Man dead in shooting at Midtown apartment building

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Hours later, police responded to separate shooting in West Midtown

A man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a shooting at a Midtown apartment building, police said.

The incident was reported about 12:15 p.m. at the Gables Midtown building on Monroe Drive, a police spokesperson confirmed. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but later died, authorities said.

Police told Channel 2 Action News that the shooting stemmed from an argument that erupted into gunfire, leaving the victim struck multiple times.

The apartment building is located across from an American Red Cross location. Footage showed a K-9 unit at the scene late Tuesday as investigators continued searching for evidence and the suspect, police told Channel 2.

About three hours later in West Midtown, police said they responded to reports of a person shot at The Atlantic Loring Heights apartment complex along Mecaslin Street. A 38-year-old man was found injured and taken to a hospital, according to police.

“The victim was unable to provide the identity of the suspect or the reason for the shooting,” police said.

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