4 masked suspects on the run for carjacking that killed woman, injured man

ATLANTA — Police are looking for two men and two women wanted for a carjacking that killed a woman and injured a man in southwest Atlanta.

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Columbia at Mechanicsville Station apartments off Fulton Street.

Atlanta police told Channel 2's Lauren Pozen the suspects had masks and guns when they came up to two victims who were in their cars.

"At this point we believe that there was about four suspects, two black females and two black males," Atlanta police said.


A woman was shot and killed while a man who heard the commotion came outside and was also shot.

Police said a third victim was not injured, but the suspects did take off in her black car. Officers are working to confirm the exact make, model and license plate ID of the car.

A crash kept the crew from stealing the other cars at the complex.

"It's a small parking lot, so when the vehicles crashed, it blocked a lot of the point of entry making it only possible for one vehicle to pass at a time," police said.

Pozen reached out to Columbia Residential, who manages the apartments, and received this statement:

"Columbia Residential would like to keep you updated on an incident occurring at our Mechanicsville community. Early this morning, shots were fired on-site during an attempted carjacking. The Atlanta Police Department was immediately dispatched to the community.

We are still gathering information and details are limited. During the incident, two people were shot and transported to Grady Hospital. We are saddened to share that one of the victims passed away at the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family.

Property management will continue working closely with the Atlanta Police Department to apprehend those responsible for this tragic loss. We are also in communications with residents to ensure all concerns are addressed."