3 Dead After Shooting Near Atlanta Mall

Atlanta, GA – A deadly shooting incident in Southwest Atlanta on Saturday has left three people dead, including the suspected shooter. The Atlanta Police Department responded to a distress call around 1:30 PM at 640 Evans Street, where they discovered three individuals with gunshot wounds.

The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the preliminary findings of the Atlanta Police Homicide Investigators, the shooting appears to have been a targeted attack. A male suspect reportedly approached two individuals and opened fire. In a turn of events, one of the victims retaliated, returning fire at the assailant.

The exchange of gunfire resulted in the suspect and the two individuals being hit. All three succumbed to their injuries. The Atlanta Police Department’s Homicide Investigators are currently piecing together the events leading up to the shooting. As of now, the motive behind the attack remains unclear.

The incident marks a grim day for Atlanta, a city grappling with an uptick in violent crime. The Atlanta Police Department continues to urge residents to report any suspicious activities in their neighborhoods, emphasizing the importance of community cooperation in maintaining public safety.

The investigation into the tragic incident is ongoing, with further updates expected as the inquiry progresses. The identities of the victims and the suspect have not been released pending notification of next of kin.