Man shot multiple times while helping someone on I-75, witness says

A man was shot multiple times while helping someone on an I-75 exit ramp at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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A man was shot multiple times while helping someone on an I-75 exit ramp at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

A man was repairing a client’s vehicle on an I-75 exit ramp when he was shot multiple times last week, according to an incident report obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Officers were dispatched Jan. 11 about 10 p.m. to Grady Memorial Hospital and met with a witness, the victim’s girlfriend, who said she had driven him there, according to a news release.

In the report, the woman told police she and her 7-year-old son were in a pickup truck parked further up the ramp to Northside Drive as they waited on her boyfriend, who owned an assistant roadside business, to complete repairing the vehicle.

She then heard multiple gunshots and saw another vehicle drive away, the report states. She ran to the man and dragged him back to her vehicle and drove him to the hospital.

The man underwent surgery and was in critical condition but was stable, officers noted in the report.

A motive was not clear, and the woman could not tell who fired the shots, according to the report. The client was not on scene as the man repaired the vehicle.

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