Man Fatally Shot in Northwest Atlanta

8:55 AM, Apr 27, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a man has died after being shot in northwest Atlanta.
 
Police say the unidentified man was shot Friday afternoon and television helicopter footage showed police responding to a van that was stopped in the middle of Marietta Boulevard.
 
Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee says the man was driving when at some point he was hit with a hammer and shot during what may have been an attempted robbery. Chafee says the victim may have been attacked by someone who had been hiding inside the man's vehicle before the attack.
 
Chafee says the suspects fled in a black midsized SUV.
 
Drivers were being asked to find alternate routes through the area Friday afternoon.

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