Man found shot to death inside car at SE Atlanta park

A man was found shot and killed at South Bend Park on Friday afternoon, police said.

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A man was found shot and killed at South Bend Park on Friday afternoon, police said.

A man was found fatally shot Friday afternoon at a southeast Atlanta park, police said.

Officers were called to South Bend Park near the Center for Art and Culture shortly before 5 p.m. on reports of a person shot, police spokesman John Predmore said. At the scene, authorities found a vehicle down an embankment.

Inside the vehicle was a man who had been shot and killed, police said.

Channel 2 Action News reported that numerous police vehicles and fire engines were at the scene investigating and pulling the vehicle off the embankment.

The victim was identified as Owen Jackson, 31, by his friend to Channel 2. Lamont Adrien told the news station that Jackson was a mechanic and father to a 3-month-old girl.

“I never would have thought that this is how things would have ended for him. It’s just terrible,” his friend said.

Owen Jackson

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Authorities did not say what led up to the shooting or if it occurred at the park.

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