Man shot, killed in NW Atlanta neighborhood

A 41-year-old man died Friday after being shot several times in a northwest Atlanta neighborhood, police said.

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A 41-year-old man died Friday after being shot several times in a northwest Atlanta neighborhood, police said.

Authorities are investigating after a man was shot several times and killed Friday afternoon in a northwest Atlanta neighborhood.

Officers responded to the intersection of North and Ruth streets about 5:15 p.m. and found the 41-year-old lying in the middle of the road, Atlanta police said in a news release. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, but later died of his injuries.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office on Saturday identified the shooting victim as Jocobe Gilbert.

It’s unclear what prompted the fatal shooting, and an Atlanta police spokeswoman said no arrests have been made in the case.

Friday’s shooting was the 40th homicide Atlanta police have investigated since the start of the year, authorities said. There were 157 homicides across the city in 2020, the most in more than two decades. With murders up about 65% from this time last year, however, Atlanta appears on pace to surpass 2020′s historic total.

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The deadly shooting remains under investigation, and anyone with information about the case is asked to call Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.