Victim in critical condition after shooting at troubled SE Atlanta apartments

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Atlanta police said a person was seriously injured Tuesday during a shooting at a southeast Atlanta apartment complex, which has been the scene of several other shootings.

Officers were called to The Villages at Carver apartments along Moury Avenue at about 1 p.m. on a report of gunfire. When they arrived, witnesses told them they heard gunshots, saw the victim lying on the ground and tried to get him to a hospital in their personal vehicle, police said in a news release. They made it to Moury Avenue’s intersection with Pryor Road, where they flagged down responding officers and medical personnel.

The victim was then rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

No details were released on a suspect or what led up to the shooting.

It’s not the first time officers have been called to The Villages at Carver to investigate a shooting. In 2022, at least four people were fatally shot at the complex, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation.

In December, 17-year-old Darshae Barnes Jr. was arrested in the deaths of 17-year-old JaMarquez McCrary and 18-year-old Nyriek Olds at the Moury Avenue apartments, according to police. The shooting happened June 19, and the two teenagers were found in a breezeway at the apartment building with gunshot wounds to their chests, according to a police report.

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Another teen was shot at the complex in September, police said. Neighbors said they heard several rounds of gunfire. The 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

In January 2022, police said 30-year-old Oumar Mbodj died in the hospital after being shot at the apartment complex.