Police investigating fatal shooting in SW Atlanta

An unidentified man was shot an killed in northwest Atlanta early Saturday morning, according to authorities. (File)

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An unidentified man was shot an killed in northwest Atlanta early Saturday morning, according to authorities. (File)

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A shooting in southwest Atlanta early Saturday left a man dead, according to police.

Officers were dispatched to the scene in the 3600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just before 3:45 a.m., according to police. They found the victim critically injured from a gunshot wound in one of the shops at a Citgo gas station in the Adamsville neighborhood.

EMS workers transported the man, later identified as William Singfield Jr., to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died from his wound.

No arrests were announced. Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, which was one of three pre-dawn shootings Saturday that Atlanta police are investigating. Two of them proved to be fatal.

Less than three hours before the victim was located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, police in southeast Atlanta found a man shot dead near the campus of South Atlanta High School along Hutchens Road.

No suspects or arrests were announced in that homicide investigation.

In a nonfatal incident Saturday, police were called to a shooting near the Red Martini Restaurant and Lounge just after 2:45 a.m. A man and woman were shot near the Buckhead nightclub along Peachtree Road just off West Shadowlawn Avenue.

Both victims were conscious when first responders took them to the hospital, police said. According to a news release, the male victim got into a dispute with multiple other men. The argument escalated to the point that the victim exchanged gunfire with the suspects.

Police have announced no arrests in that case.

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