3 found dead in DeKalb apartment parking lot


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A shooting in DeKalb County left three people dead Wednesday.

DeKalb investigators said the victims were at the Crystal Pointe Apartments complex on Columbia Drive to confront the shooter about stolen money.

Three bodies, two men and a woman, were found in the parking lot of the complex early Wednesday morning.

Witnesses told Channel 2’s Darryn Moore they heard several rounds of gunfire in the parking lot around 1 a.m. The gunfire stopped, a woman started screaming, and several more shots were fired.

"I was walking my dog coming down the sidewalk and I actually heard gun shots, so I hurried up and got my dog in the house and I went in the house and laid on the floor," Frederick Battle said.

Another witness, who asked not to be named, told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield the female victim was begging for her life.

“We heard some people yelling and a woman was saying, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God. No No,’ and all I heard was pow pow, pow pow,” he said.

Authorities said it appears as though there are multiple gunshot shell casings and different pieces of evidence. Police spent hours collecting evidence at the scene and trying to get information about the killer.

Witnesses said a car sped off after the shooting and someone ran away.

Police have not identified the victims and no description of the killer is available yet.


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