• Police: Man shot to death on I-285; shooter stayed on scene, in custody

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    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a deadly shooting that shut down all lanes of I-285 southbound for hours in Fulton County. 

    Police received a call around 4 p.m. about the shooting just north of the I-20 interchange.

    Atlanta police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that a man, later identified as Oswald Cunningham, 51, of Atlanta, was found shot to death on the interstate's shoulder near Hollowell Parkway. 

    Cunningham had a gunshot wound to the chest, according to police. 

    The shooter, who was in another car, stayed on the scene and was taken into custody. Police have not identified the shooter.


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    NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene Wednesday afternoon where traffic was backed up on I-285 for miles. Police had to turn drivers around on the exit ramp. 

    I-20 westbound and I-75 southbound traffic were also impacted by the backups. 

    All lanes of I-285 southbound reopened shortly after 7 p.m, but delays remained in the area. 

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