Man killed in shooting near southeast Atlanta school

The man was shot in the 2100 block of Forrest Park Road around 3:45 p.m., according to Atlanta police.
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The man was shot in the 2100 block of Forrest Park Road around 3:45 p.m., according to Atlanta police.

A man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon steps from a southeast Atlanta Christian school.

The man was breathing but unconscious when officers arrived in the 2100 block of Forrest Park Road around 3:45 p.m., according to Atlanta police. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.

He was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as Lorenzo Capers, 22, of Stockbridge. Investigators believe Capers was walking in the area and was involved with a short verbal dispute with another man before shots were fired, according to a police report. The shooter has not been identified.

The deadly argument had no connection to nearby Atlanta Youth Academy, police spokesman Officer Steve Avery told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The school was locked down for a time as a result of the investigation, he said.

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The scene is a mile south of the Forest Cove apartments in Thomasville Heights, where 21-year-old Joquane Montgomery was shot and killed Wednesday night. A suspect has not been publicly identified in that case.

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