Woman killed in targeted shooting near Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Atlanta on Monday morning.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Atlanta on Monday morning.

A woman was killed in a shooting Monday morning at an apartment building near Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, authorities said.

Atlanta police were called around 8:30 a.m. to the Northside Plaza Apartments at 445 Markham Street following reports of a person shot. The stadium is within view of the complex, located near Northside Drive.

Police said the 43-year-old died at the scene from a gunshot wound. She was identified as Tomika Niles by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The woman was likely targeted, Lt. Germain Dearlove, the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide commander, told Channel 2 Action News at the scene. Witnesses told the news station she lived in a different apartment from where the shooting occurred.

No details were provided on what led up to the incident, but police said one person was detained.

An investigation is ongoing.

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