Man shot, killed in front of East Point grocery store

Anthony Hopgood was killed on a busy section of Washington Road, flanked on one side by a gas station and Piggly Wiggly, and on the other side by an apartment complex. (Credit: Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home)

Credit: Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home

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Anthony Hopgood was killed on a busy section of Washington Road, flanked on one side by a gas station and Piggly Wiggly, and on the other side by an apartment complex. (Credit: Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home)

Credit: Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home

A man was shot to death on a busy road in East Point on Monday afternoon, but police have not identified a suspect.

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Washington Road about a shooting just before 5 p.m., East Point police spokesman Capt. Allyn Glover confirmed in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. At the scene, police found a man lying in the road with multiple gunshot wounds. His death was confirmed when emergency medical personnel arrived.

He was later identified as 30-year-old Anthony Hopgood.

The suspect, who remains unidentified, fled the area and has not been found by police, Glover said.

The part of Washington Road where the man was shot is a busy area bordered on one side by a Citgo gas station and a Piggly Wiggly. On the other side are the Lexington Apartments.

Glover said an investigation is ongoing.

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