Two killed in shootings in Fulton, Atlanta; one arrested

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Police probe shooting death in SW Atlanta

Two people were killed in early morning shootings, one in Fulton County and the other in the city of Atlanta, law enforcement authorities said.

Shortly after 1 a.m., Fulton police responded to a call concerning a shooting near the intersection of Old Bill Cook and Godby roads. Upon arriving, officers found two men, both of whom had been shot, inside a car.

The driver, 21-year-old Anthony Bowers, had been fatally shot and a passenger, 21-year-old Demetrius Cosby, sustained multiple gunshot wounds, Cpl. Kay Lester, a Fulton police spokeswoman, said. Cosby was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition, she said.

James Hightower, 42, was arrested as a suspect in the shootings and is being held in the Fulton County Jail, Lester said. She added that the cause of the shooting was unknown as of Saturday afternoon.

Atlanta police are also investigating a fatal shooting. This one occurred around 7 a.m. near 2950 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in southwest Atlanta, police said.

Officers arriving at the scene found a deceased man who appeared to have been shot multiple times and had collapsed on the roadway, Atlanta police said.

The victim was identified Sunday as 35-year-old Antoniyo Wiggins of Atlanta.

A witness told Channel 2 Action News that he saw someone chasing the victim out of the woods onto Martin Luther King Drive.

“The guy was running through the path; somebody was chasing him,” Jerome Scott told the television station. “The (shooter) apparently missed him the first time and then (we) heard another shot. Then, the guy fell in the middle of the street and then (the shooter) just stood there and shot him about six times. He just kept shooting him.”

At this time, no motive has been established and the investigation continues, Atlanta police said in a statement.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, Atlanta police said. Such information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Tipsters do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects, police said.

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