Man shot and killed walking through Atlanta park

Police responded to a call of shots fired at about 9:15 p.m. and found Thaddeus Rand, 46, lying on the bike path in Washington Park with a gunshot wound to his back, said Officer James Polite. Rand, who was visiting from Jonesboro, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We have no witnesses and no motive," Polite said.

Atlanta police Lt. Keith Meadows told WAGA-TV that Rand was returning on the bike path after walking a relative to a nearby MARTA station when he was shot in the the park north of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

"We have several neighbors that report having heard one gunshot, and it was at that time we received a call from one of the family members indicating that the [victim] was overdue coming back home," Meadows told the station.

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