2 dead after shootings at Atlanta apartment complexes

The shootings happened at the Forest Cove apartments and Providence at Cascade apartments.
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The shootings happened at the Forest Cove apartments and Providence at Cascade apartments.

Two men are dead after they were shot in separate incidents at two Atlanta apartment complexes late Wednesday night, according to police.

The first victim was killed in a shooting at the Forest Cove apartments in southeast Atlanta, police said in a statement.

Officers found the victim about 9:40 p.m. at the complex in the 300 block of Thomasville Boulevard, the statement said. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 21-year-old Jaquan Montgomery.

[PLEASE NOTE: In initial reports, Mr. Montgomery’s first name was misspelled as Joquane.]

Less than an hour later, officers were sent to the Providence at Cascade apartments on Fairburn Road to respond to a double shooting, police said.

When officers arrived about 10:20 p.m., they found two people with gunshot wounds. One of the victims was in critical condition, police said. Both were taken to a hospital, where 33-year-old Lawrence Hicks died of his injuries.

The deaths are among the 87 homicides that Atlanta police have investigated this year and come as the agency and city leaders are working to combat an increase in violent crime.

Police said no information on a suspect is available in either case, but investigators are working to determine what led to the fatal shootings.

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