3 killed in Atlanta shooting

IDs released in Atlanta triple homicide

Three people were killed and two others wounded Saturday in a predawn shooting at a home in southeast Atlanta, police said.

The victims were identified as Joshua N. Barkley, 19, 51-year-old Ricky Whitlock and Marcus M. Gay 43, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The shooting occurred about 2:15 a.m. in the 1600 block of Richmond Avenue, in a neighborhood off Lakewood Avenue, Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

Two other unidentified victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds. Lyon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution their injuries were not life-threatening.

“We do not know what the motive is, but we do not think this was a random act,” Atlanta police Capt. Paul Guerrucci told Channel 2 Action News. “We believe all the people knew each other one way or another, not a random home invasion.”

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