• Apartments evacuated as police investigate deadly shooting, possible drug activity

    By: Sophia Choi


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned two people have died after a shooting in DeKalb County Wednesday and it may have been drug related.

    Channel 2's Sophia Choi was at the scene of the shooting at athe 1310 Apartments off Russwood Avenue in Stone Mountain.

    Police told Choi that the victims may have been involved in "risky behavior, possibly drug activity."

    Officers found possible harzard materials during the investigation and have evacuated nearby apartments as a precaution. The fire department and Hazmat teams were checking black trash bags to  make sure the air quality was safe for people. 


    DeKalb police told Choi they received a call for shots fired around 2 p.m. this afternoon. When they arrived, they found two men in their 20s with bullet wounds. 

    "When we arrived we saw a subject down on the ground, he had been shot. When we searched the area, we found a second subject at the apartments in the breezeway," a spokeperson said.

    Choi spoke with a neighbor who heard the gunshots.

    "It sounded violent. Whatever happened it sounded very violent and it was very serious," Marvin Knight told Choi. 

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