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Two men shot overnight, shootings possibly connected

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Atlanta Police are trying to determine if separate overnight shootings that left two men shot in the face are connected.

Both shootings happened during robbery attempts on Desoto Street and Collier Drive in Atlanta's northwest side.

The first shooting and robber attempt happened on Collier Drive near Linkwood Road, just before 11 p.m. Thursday night. A man was in his vehicle waiting to look at an ATV when he was also shot in the face and shoulder. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The other incident happened during a robbery attempt on the 900 block of Desoto Street, just before 1 a.m. Friday morning. A man sitting in his vehicle was shot in the face and shoulder. He was transported to Grady Hospital where he is in stable condition.

No description of the suspects have been given.

Both incidents occurred in Atlanta's Police Zone 1. Police say there have already been 45 violent crimes that have happened in the area in July alone.

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