Man waiting for ride-share service shot 7 times in SE Atlanta

A man was shot multiple times Monday night as he waited outside a southeast Atlanta apartment complex and someone opened fire from a passing SUV, police said.

The shooting took place shortly after 11 p.m. at the Avalon Ridge Apartment Homes on Mt. Zion Road. Atlanta police responded to the complex about a call for a person shot and investigated well into the next morning.

The victim had been shot seven times in his arms, legs and the side of his stomach, but he was able to speak to police when they arrived, Channel 2 Action News reported. He said he was waiting for a ride-share driver when the shooting started, according to the news station.

Police believe the gunman drove off in a burgundy SUV. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation, a police spokesperson said Tuesday in a statement.

The victim was stable when he was taken to a hospital, and an update on his condition was not provided.

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