February 23, 2018
Atlanta, GA Georgia Now

Body found in woods with car running nearby

A man was found shot to death in a wooded part of southwest Atlanta, not far from a running car.

Officers were called to the 1900 block of Handley Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Monday, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said.

They found shell casings littering the street and a silver Nissan Maxima still running, he said. No one was inside the car.

Officers “started canvassing the area, looking for any evidence of a person shot,” Capt. Reginald Moorman told Channel 2 Action News.

They spotted the body of a man believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. His name has not been released.

Police don’t have a description of the shooter and suspect he ran away, Channel 2 reported.

Neighbors told police they heard yelling before a barrage of gunfire.

“There seems to have been some sort of dispute in the street,” Moorman said.

Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is asked to contact Atlanta police.

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward up to $2,000, by also contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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