Atlanta Police cruiser at scene

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) One person is dead following a shooting in southwest Atlanta early Monday morning.

The shooting happened at the Hidden Village Apartments on the 3000 block of Landrum Street.

Police say the victim was shot multiple times and they believe there was more than one shooter. The victim was later identified as 21 year-old Ralph Burras.

“We are very hurt (and) disappointed,” said Cora Dansey, the grandmother of the victim.

Dansey said Burras recently took a vacation to Miami and was happy the direction in which is life was headed.

“I told him I prayed for the Lord to cover him with the blood of Jesus because I didn’t want anything to happen to (Burras) ‘little Ralph,’” she adds.

Police said they have a witness who is cooperating but believe there were more people who witnessed the murder.

Dansey hopes her grandson’s death serves as a lesson for other young people.

“I hope these young people learn that everybody is not your friend, associates (perhaps,) but not your friend and they need to get it together. There are too many of our black young boys dying. It's pitiful. It's sickening … just sickening,” she adds.

If you have information, you are asked to call the Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta hotline at (404)-577-TIPS(8477)

Stay with CBS46 News for updates.

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