Man killed in shooting after dispute at SE Atlanta corner store, police say

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APD investigating deadly shooting at Southeast Atlanta grocery store

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A man was killed Sunday afternoon in what police believe was a dispute that escalated to gunfire at a southeast Atlanta corner store.

The victim was driven to a fire station on Boulevard for help after being shot about four miles away at Tanner’s Corner Grocery on McDonough Boulevard, according to Atlanta police. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as 24-year-old Zarak Right.

Investigators at the shooting scene told Channel 2 Action News gunfire was reported inside the store about 5:30 p.m. The first officers to arrive saw blood and evidence of a shooting and were met by the victim’s mother, the news station reported.

“She said the victim was involved in a dispute at the store,” police Lt. Germain Dearlove told Channel 2. “Shots were fired and he was shot.”

Dearlove said investigators are looking to identify a shooting suspect who was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

“I don’t believe this was a random incident. It looked like it was targeted, perhaps an earlier dispute that escalated to the store location,” he said.

No arrests have been announced in the case.

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