Man found fatally shot at SW Atlanta shopping plaza

A shooting at a southwest Atlanta commercial plaza left one man dead early Saturday morning, police said.

More than a dozen businesses share the parking lot at 448 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in the Mechanicsville neighborhood where officers were called shortly before 2 a.m. regarding a person shot. At the scene, a 23-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot would, officials confirmed.

The victim, identified as Nicholas Carter by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

Police did not provide further details on the incident or say to what business it may have been tied. The complex is home to a recording studio, a kava bar, a pet supply shop and others.

Information on a suspect was not released.

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