Drugs found after 3 shot inside Midtown apartment, police say

Police cars gathered in response to a shooting near the historic Biltmore building in Midtown Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Police cars gathered in response to a shooting near the historic Biltmore building in Midtown Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Atlanta police swarmed the area around the historic Biltmore building in Midtown after reports of a shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Three men were wounded, according to police spokesman Officer Jamaine Chester. None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

One of the wounded men was discovered by police shortly before 4 p.m. at the Biltmore at Midtown apartments on West Peachtree Street, across the street from the building that once housed the Biltmore hotel. He told officers he agreed to met with two other men inside an apartment, and gunfire was exchanged before the men ran off.

“Multiple narcotics and firearms were located on the scene,” Chester said in a news release.

A short time later, two men showed up with gunshot wounds at Grady Memorial Hospital and said they were shot at a different location, according to police. Police investigated that area and said they quickly ruled it out as a shooting scene.

“Officers didn’t find any evidence of a shooting that took place there,” Chester said.

Investigators are trying to confirm that the two patients are the same two men who left the apartment building shortly after Tuesday’s incident. The third man was stable when he was taken to a hospital.

According to Chester, the two men who fled were acquaintances and the third man was described as the victim. None of their names were released, and it was not clear if any would face charges.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

— Staff writer Matt Bruce contributed to this article.

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