Man dead, woman injured in Atlanta shooting - CBS46 News

Man dead, woman injured in Atlanta shooting

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Jeronta Brown (R) was killed after he and a woman were kidnapped. Jeronta Brown (R) was killed after he and a woman were kidnapped.
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A man was killed and a woman critically injured after a shooting early Saturday in northwest Atlanta.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said police responded to 175 Ridge Ave. just after 6 a.m. Saturday.

A man was dead at the location, and a woman was taken to Grady Hospital in critical condition.  DeKalb County police said the two victims were kidnapped prior to that from a home in Decatur, before being taken to the neighborhood in northwest Atlanta, where they were found lying in the street.

"All of this is crazy," said Joe Davis, who said he is the uncle of the male victim, whom he identified as Jeronta Brown. "He was a quiet kid, smiled all the time. That's all he did was smile." Davis said he does not know of any reason why his nephew would have been targeted.

Atlanta police said they do not believe there were any witnesses at the crime scene on Ridge Avenue.

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