17-year-old killed in shooting at Mechanicsville apartments

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Man dead after late-night shooting in Atlanta, police searching for suspect

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A 17-year-old died Thursday after being shot at an apartment complex in the Mechanicsville neighborhood of southwest Atlanta, police said.

The victim was rushed to a hospital shortly before 10 p.m. after police and paramedics arrived on the scene at the Columbia at Mechanicsville Apartments in the 500 block of Humphries Street. He was later pronounced dead, according to Atlanta police.

He was identified by police as Drevion Matthews. According to his family, Matthews was a student at Maynard Jackson High School in Atlanta.

Homicide detectives were called to investigate and remained at the scene late into the night. Footage from Channel 2 Action News showed a large police presence gathered inside the gated apartment complex.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation, and no information on a suspect or motive was released.

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