Man killed in drive-by shooting at NW Atlanta apartments

Atlanta police investigated the shooting Monday night at the Fairburn Gordon Apartments on Fairburn Road.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta police investigated the shooting Monday night at the Fairburn Gordon Apartments on Fairburn Road.

One person was killed and another was injured Monday night when someone opened fire from a passing car outside a northwest Atlanta apartment complex.

The victims, whose names were not released, were found in the parking lot of the Fairburn Gordon Apartments on Fairburn Road when officers arrived about 9:45 p.m., according to police spokesman Officer Steve Avery. One man was dead at the scene, and another victim was taken to a hospital.

It was not immediately clear if they were the intended targets of the gunfire. According to Channel 2 Action News, the surviving victim is a woman. She was stable Tuesday morning, Avery said.

“Preliminary investigation indicates shots were fired from a vehicle that fled the scene after the shooting,” he said in statement.

Bullets also sprayed one apartment, Avery said, but no one inside was hurt. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

Hours later, police were called to Atlanta Medical Center South after man said he was injured in another drive-by shooting in southeast Atlanta. The victim told the officer he was walking to his girlfriend’s house in the 600 block of Hutchins Road when a vehicle drove by and shots were fired. He then realized he had been hit, according to police.

The officer took the victim’s report from the hospital about 2 a.m. Tuesday, but he was unable to provide a description of the suspect’s vehicle. The circumstances surrounding that shooting also remain under investigation, Avery said.

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