DeKalb County

16-year-old, 22-year-old killed outside DeKalb County home

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating a double shooting in a DeKalb County neighborhood that left two people dead.

DeKalb police officers were called to a home on Pleasant Forest Drive at 6:55 p.m. about a person shot.

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When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man in the driveway who had been shot. They found a 16-year-old boy in the back of the house who had also been shot.

Both were taken to the hospital in critical condition where they later died from their injuries.

Police have not identified either victim.


Channel 2′s Veronica Griffith was outside the home Friday, which neighbors said is vacant.

Joann Freeman has lived in the quiet community for close to 50 years.

“It’s just horrible that this happened in our neighborhood,” Freeman said. “When we heard those shots yesterday it still didn’t dawn on us that it was anything around here.”

Spencer Williams is one of several neighbors who heard shots ring out.

“Right outside my garage, in the back, I heard a spray of bullets,” Williams said. “I got down on the ground and yelled for my daughter, to make sure she was alright.”

It’s unclear if the victims knew each other or if DeKalb police have identified any potential suspects.

Police are asking anyone with any new information to call police.

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