The apartment on Richmond Circle belonged to Calvin Streater but Samuel Blizzard Jr. was living there temporarily when the two were shot and killed Sunday night, police said.
Police are still trying to determine the motive for the Sunday night shooting of Blizzard, a 21-year-old Georgia State University criminal justice major, and Streater, a 26-year-old Atlantan.
They believe Blizzard and Streater knew their killer.
"There was no forced entry" into the unit at the Station at Richmond Hill Apartments, according to APD homicide Lt. Paul Guerrucci.
The apartment complex is gated and a code is required to drive onto the property, but a pedestrian gate is often open, Guerrucci said.
Betty Reese, who lives in the complex, complained that it's too easy to get onto the property.
Reese heard the gunshots Sunday night while she and her sister were visiting with each other on the porch of her unit. But the thing that stands out in her mind most about those moments is the neighborhood children took no notice.
"It was like they were used to the noise," Reese said Tuesday while sitting at her kitchen table in her apartment in complex on Richmond Circle. "It scared me and my sister. But the kids didn't stop playing. They didn't stop running. It scared me."
Reese described hearing a series of gun shots. "Pow-pow-pow-pow!" A pause and then the sound repeated.
"I knew it was gunfire," Reese said. "It stopped and it went again."
A couple of hours later, a friend found Streater and Blizzard, who is from Spring Grove, Va., dead in an apartment at the complex.
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