ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) Police say a man in his 30’s was standing in front of a Southwest Atlanta home when he was shot and killed.
This happened at 732 Cascade Ave. SW. around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night.
“We heard gunshots outside the window, maybe ten to twelve shots, about six that came in, there was a slight pause, then another set, then it switched, there was about a 10-15 second pause, then we heard a different gun that came through, and it was about another 6-8 shots we heard from that,” said one neighbor, Brenda Johnson.
When police arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound.
“He was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries,” said Lt. Andrea Webster, the Homicide Commander with the Atlanta Police Department.
Police say witnesses told them they saw a silver or grey sedan with at least two to three people shooting from inside the car as they drove away.
“I stuck my head out the window, and I don’t know if it was bystanders running or what not, but I saw a couple people running up Olympian, what I heard later on, it was apparently some sort of a drive by,” said Sean Johnson, a neighbor.
“It’s one of those things where, you know, you think what time of the year is it, is it fireworks, but when you hear them in such rapid succession, you realize, no, this isn’t fireworks, this is definitely gunshots going on,” Brenda added, “We have four children, so we’re like where are the kids at, make sure everyone is back, try not to alarm them to what’s going on.”
Police are not sure if the victim was target, and don’t know a motive at this time.
“And it’s sad, you know, somebody lost their life on a Wednesday over, what was probably nothing, something trivial,” Brenda said.
Police are looking for witnesses or surveillance. If you have any information, contact Atlanta Police.