Man found shot to death in burning car; caps off violent weekend in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Firefighters putting out a car fire made a horrific discovery – a body inside.

Police are investigating this death as a homicide.

Crews were called to the car fire around 2 a.m. Monday on Sisk Street in northwest Atlanta.

This death investigation caps off a violent weekend in the city and in metro Atlanta. At least 13 shooting were investigated.

Bullets were flying in neighborhoods, outside gas stations and several clubs.

Police responded to two shootings on Oak Street at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. One man was found dead of a gunshot wound at the scene. Another victim with a gunshot wound was taken to the hospital. Police say the two shootings are related.

Around 5 p.m. Sunday, police responded to reports of a shooting at the RaceTrac gas station on Piedmont Road and John Wesley Dobbs. Police found one man shot and another injured after what they said was an attempted robbery.

Earlier Sunday, a man was shot off of Campbellton Road at Oakland City Park at around 1 p.m. Police are still investigating that shooting. Another man was shot on Hardee Street at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Both victims were taken to the hospital. No suspect information was provided.

Another shooting broke out at a nightclub early Sunday morning.

One woman who made the trip to Atlanta from Augusta with her friends for a birthday celebration told Channel 2 Action News she and others heard gunshots after leaving the club on Courtland Street at around 3 a.m.

Police worked on another shooting at about the same time a few miles away on Whitehall Street. Officers said the incident stemmed from an argument between two men. One man was shot and transported to Grady Hospital. The other man was arrested.

The series of shootings this weekend follow a violent few weeks in Atlanta.

Atlanta and Brookhaven police responded to at least nine shootings in a 24-hour period earlier this week. Last weekend, one person was killed and 11 were injured in several shootings across the city.