Police searching for car after parking deck shootout leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

ATLANTA — An overnight shootout in an Atlanta parking deck has left one person dead, police say.

According to Atlanta police, they were called to a parking deck at the Berkeley Heights apartment complex on Northside Drive just before 1 a.m.

When they arrived, officers found three people near the fourth floor of the deck who had been shot.

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Channel 2′s Darryn Moore spoke with investigators on the scene who told him that one man had died and two more were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with gunshots to the leg.

Investigators say they believe an argument started in the parking deck between a father and son and the man who died that ended with both sides firing at one another. It is unclear what started the argument or who fired first.

The father and son are said to be in their 40s and between the ages of 18 and 22. The dead victim is said to be 20 years old. None of their identities have been released.

Witnesses told police they saw a silver sedan leaving the parking deck shortly after the shooting. Police are still working to find that vehicle and its driver.


Detectives say they were able to recover several guns and shell casings in the parking deck.

Investigators are still working to learn what triggered the violence.

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