Douglasville police searching for 2 suspects after fatal shooting at Kroger

Credit: Douglasville Police Department

Credit: Douglasville Police Department

Drugs, cash found in car with 21-year-old victim

Police in Douglasville are searching for at least two people they believe are linked to a deadly shooting Wednesday night in the parking lot of a Kroger shopping center.

Investigators believe the shooting at Douglas Commons was an “isolated incident,” according to Douglasville police. Officers were called to the shopping center’s parking lot at the corner of Hospital Drive and Fairburn Road around midnight, police confirmed.

The victim has not been publicly identified, but Douglasville police said the 21-year-old man does not appear to have any ties to Douglas County. A “large amount” of suspected narcotics and cash was found at the crime scene, police said.

According to the initial investigation, police believe at least two people fled the scene in a silver Toyota Camry. Investigators shared a photo of the car on social media and noted that it may have been damaged by gunfire.

According to Channel 2, investigators appeared to be focusing their efforts on the victim’s car with several bullet holes in its sides. At least 23 evidence markers could be seen in the parking lot, the news station reported.

It was the second deadly shooting reported at a metro Atlanta shopping center Wednesday. At midday, a man was found shot to death inside a car when DeKalb County police responded to the Emory Commons Publix shopping center on North Decatur Road.

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Police did not say if they had identified a suspect or taken anyone into custody Wednesday in the DeKalb case. A motive in that shooting was not released.

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