Emotions run high as fight breaks out at scene of deadly double shooting

ATLANTA — Atlanta's first and second murders of 2019 happened within moments of each other. Police are investigating a deadly double shooting in southwest Atlanta.

Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News that officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 800 block of Lee Street. The scene is behind a southwest Atlanta body shop.

When officers arrived, they found two men in their 30s with gunshot wounds who were pronounced dead at the scene.

Channel 2's Audrey Washington saw police at the scene Thursday morning.

A crowd of about 100 people gathered, and Washington saw a fight break out at the scene.

During the investigation Thursday morning, Atlanta police spoke with a man who had his car parked near the scene. He was allowed to drive away.

When he did, Washington heard someone scream, “You killed my brother!” That’s when the brawl broke out.


Next, she heard another person say, “The man had nothing to do with it.”

Police had to jump in and break up the fight.

The victims were found dead in a maroon Infiniti SUV that was parked outside the shop.

“We’ve served a search warrant at the building behind me right now. We’re not exactly sure what led to the shooting, but we do believe that they were the intended targets. This was not a random shooting at all,” Atlanta police homicide commander Lt. Andrea Webster said.

Police hope security video will help their investigation.

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