In latest Atlanta interstate shooting, 12 bullets fired at man driving on I-20

A man was shot Thursday afternoon while driving on I-20 near Windsor Street, according to Atlanta police.
A man was shot Thursday afternoon while driving on I-20 near Windsor Street, according to Atlanta police.

Investigators believe a man was hit Thursday afternoon by one of 12 bullets fired at him as he traveled on I-20 West near downtown Atlanta.

Shortly before 5 p.m., officers were called to Forsyth Street, where they found a man inside a car with an apparent gunshot wound to his stomach, Atlanta police said. The man was driving west near Windsor Street when he was shot, according to police.

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John Hagins of Atlanta told investigators he was driving west in front of a black Dodge Caliber with a North Carolina tag. When Hagins attempted to get over into the right lane to exit on Windsor Street, the driver of the Dodge cut him off, the police report states.

“Mr. Hagins then stated that the driver of the Caliber then began to shoot at his vehicle several times,” the incident report states.

Investigators found approximately 12 holes in Hagins’ Ford pickup. Six shell casings were also found along I-20 near the Downtown Connector.

Hagins was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. The shooting remained under investigation Friday.

It was the latest in a string of shootings on metro Atlanta interstates and roads. Four people have been killed this year in at least 14 shootings between vehicles.

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