3 shootings, 1 fatal, on Thanksgiving day in metro Atlanta

Man in his 30s dies after gunfight in Decatur

A man was killed and two others were injured following three separate shootings across metro Atlanta on Thanksgiving day, according to police.

DeKalb County officers responded to a shooting call in the area of Candler Road and I-20 about at 11:35 a.m. Thursday. They found a man in his 30s lying in the middle of a parking lot with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Witnesses said “the victim was exchanging gunfire with the suspect prior to his collapse,” according to police spokesperson Lt. Shane Smith. He also said there were two active crime scenes at that location.

Atlanta police also handled two incidents in which men were wounded in shootings.

Just before 2 a.m., officers responded to a report of a person shot on Cheshire Bridge Road, where they found a 31-year-old man who was alert after suffering a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation determined that the victim was in a dispute with someone he knew before he was shot, police said.

Then shortly after 6 a.m., officers responded to Grady Memorial Hospital after a man with a gunshot wound checked himself in. The investigation found he was shot on Forsyth Street after arguing with someone he knew.

Both shootings remain under investigation.