Man shot to death in downtown Atlanta less than half a mile from 2nd shooting outside City Hall

ATLANTA — Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death near downtown Monday afternoon.

The shooting came moments after a man showed up at City Hall with a gunshot wound to the chest. Police said they believe the two incidents may be related.

Police said around 2:20 p.m., a man showed up outside Atlanta City Hall with a gunshot wound to the chest.

That man was taken to the hospital alert, conscious and breathing. The man driving the car the victim was in was detained. Neither man has been identified.

Police said that around 2:53 p.m., they were called to a shooting at 210 Peters St. SW, which is listed as the Smith & Porter apartment building.

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Police said the victim was dead at the scene.

Police have not released any details about the victim but said that homicide investigators are at the scene and the investigation is active.

“Preliminary investigation indicates these two incidents may be related,” police said. “Investigators with the Homicide Unit responded to the scenes to determine the circumstances surrounding the incidents.”

Atlanta City Hall is just over half a mile from the Peters Street location.