Woman shot, killed in NW Atlanta

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ATLANTA - Police say a fatal shooting in northwest Atlanta Tuesday night was not a random act of violence as originally suspected.

Investigators told Channel 2’s Darryn Moore Wednesday morning that the driver of a truck stopped to give a hitchhiker a ride near North Avenue and James P. Brawley Drive in northwest Atlanta late Tuesday night. When the driver stopped, another person walked up and shot into the truck, police said.

Later Wednesday morning, police said inconsistencies in information from the initial investigation changed their conclusion. Police now believe there was no hitch hiker involved and the shooting was not a random act of violence.

Officers responding to a shooting call discovered a woman shot in the chest at a gas station on Northside Drive late Tuesday night.

Medics rushed the woman to Grady Memorial Hospital, where police said she died from her injuries.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Atlanta police are searching for the person who apparently randomly shot a woman inside a pickup truck.

Investigators told Channel 2’s Darryn Moore that the driver of the truck stopped to give a hitchhiker a ride near North Avenue and James P. Brawley Drive in northwest Atlanta late Tuesday night. When the driver stopped, another person walked up and shot into the truck.

A woman inside the truck was struck, and the driver drove to a nearby gas station on Northside Drive for help. Medics rushed the woman to Grady Memorial Hospital, where police said she died from her injuries.

Investigators interviewed the driver and another passenger in the truck, but they were unable to offer a description of the shooter.

Police said they do not believe robbery was a motive in the shooting.