• Body found near old school in DeKalb County

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating after someone walking their dog found a body near an abandoned school in DeKalb County overnight. 

    It happened near the old Atherton Elementary School off Glenwood Road. 

    A witness told detectives he was out walking his dog when he heard a couple of gunshots. A short time later he noticed a body lying in the street and called 911, police said.

    He told officers he didn't see the shooter.

    Several residents tell Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus they hear gunshots all the time but this murder so close to home is unusual.

    "We have drug abuse, we have prostitution, murder is only the graduation. You understand? That was coming,” said neighbor Mo Diggity.

    Crime scene technicians searched for evidence took pictures and measurements from where they found the man's body. 

    Investigators say they have not identified the victim.

    Police say they're still searching for the shooter.

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