Lyft passenger shot in Little Five Points, cops say

Police said the man was riding with a friend in Little Five Points when he was was shot about 2:20 a.m.
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Police said the man was riding with a friend in Little Five Points when he was was shot about 2:20 a.m.

A Lyft passenger was shot multiple times early Saturday when someone in another car opened fire on the ride-hailing vehicle in Little Five Points, Atlanta police said.

Officers were called to the Shell gas station on Moreland Avenue about 2:20 a.m. and found a man with gunshot wounds, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said. The passenger was conscious at the scene and taken to a hospital.

“Preliminary investigation indicates the victim and a friend were passengers in a Lyft vehicle when they heard gunshots that appeared to be discharged from another vehicle,” Grant said in a statement. “The victim realized he was struck by gunfire and requested EMS services.”

Saturday’s incident is the latest in a string of more than 40 metro Atlanta road shootings that have killed at least 13 people and injured others since the start of the year.

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It’s unclear what led to Saturday morning’s shooting or if police have identified any suspects. The case remains under investigation, authorities said.

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