CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — An early-morning motel shootout was the start of a deadly battle that left one man dead and another wounded.
Investigators said bullets continued to fly down the interstate.
Police said the gunfire started around 2 a.m. Thursday when witnesses reported hearing several shots at the Home Lodge on Old Dixie Highway in Forest Park.
Police are still trying to figure out why people were shooting at each other at the motel, but they said they found nearly 10 shell casings there.
They also found an injured man on Interstate 675. He had been shot multiple times and later died at a nearby hospital.
Police found another injured man, 24, with gunshot wounds, but he survived.
Investigators don't have any suspects yet, but they are questioning two women who police found walking along the interstate when it was happening.
"So, there were gunshots that were fired into the room and out of the room," Forest Park Sgt. Kelli Flanagan said.
John Townsend, who works in the area, and said every year, around this time, the shootings in metro Atlanta get crazy and there are more than usual.
"It's Christmas time. Everybody's looking for money, and they'll do anything to get it," Townsend said.
Just last week, someone was stabbed, leaving motel residents on edge.
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