Police: Deadly-double shooting sparked by argument over gambling

ATLANTA — Atlanta Police are trying to determine the connection between two victims in a deadly double-shooting.

They said an argument over gambling led to the gun violence Saturday night in northeast Atlanta.

Detectives interviewed several witnesses at the scene on Parkway Drive after gunfire erupted around 9 p.m.

“They informed us there was some sort of argument that happened amongst several parties out here,” said Atlanta Police Captain Reginald Moorman.

Captain Moorman told Channel 2 Action News officers first on the scene found a man lying on the sidewalk outside of an apartment complex.

“Once they arrived on the scene, they found a male that was deceased,” he said.


A number of people gathered around the crime scene, as detectives investigated. 

“We do know there was a dispute here over gambling, and that one person ended up dead after that argument,” said the police captain.  

EMTs took a second shooting victim to Grady Health, where investigators say he was not cooperating Saturday night. 

Police told Channel 2 Action News late Sunday morning that they would check on his condition and get back with us.