DeKalb County

Man found shot to death just feet from children's playground

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A man was shot and killed just feet from a DeKalb County playground where children play.

Witness told police they heard between five and six gunshots go off.

The big question this morning investigators have is what led up to the shooting.

Authorities told Channel 2 Action News the victim still had his wallet, so they don't think it was a robbery.

Just after midnight, police said a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed.  It happened at the Polo Club Apartments on Ashley Creek Circle in DeKalb County.


A neighbor we spoke with said she heard the gunfire and started to panic. She told us where the man was killed is where a lot of children play.

"I stepped outside and then I went inside, grabbed a knife and looked back there and I saw the guy laying back there," said neighbor Autumn Finney.

Police have not released the name of the man killed.

They're going through the process of notifying his family first.

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