A lady was killed and a person critically injured early Friday in a taking pictures at an Atlanta condo complicated, authorities say.
Police responded to reviews of an individual injured at a gas station the place they discovered a person suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, in accordance to an Atlanta Police Department information launch. He was taken to a hospital in essential situation.
While on scene, a bloody trail led officers to a close-by condo the place they discovered a woman’s body. She had additionally been shot.
Authorities stated an unhurt toddler was additionally discovered inside the unit, in accordance to the discharge. The youngster is now within the care of the town’s Division of Family & Children’s Services.
Police haven’t stated if or how the victims knew each other. What led to the taking pictures additionally stays unclear.
The investigation comes as metropolis leaders face mounting strain to handle the rise in gun violence and different crimes which have residents on edge. In the final month, Georgia’s capital metropolis has recorded over 1,500 incidences of violent crime together with rape, homicide, theft and aggravated assault, police information present.
Homicides are up nearly 60% in contrast to final yr, following “a historically deadly 2020 when authorities investigated 157 homicide cases,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The crime spike has gotten so unhealthy that some residents of Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood are pushing for it to become its own city, WXIA reported.
“We need people to make smarter decisions,” an Atlanta police spokesperson instructed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Gun violence isn’t a political issue. It is not a Second Amendment issue and it’s not a race issue. It is people making terrible decisions with guns, poor anger management, and it’s a profound carelessness and lack of regard for human life.”
Police stated the investigation into Friday’s taking pictures is ongoing.