• Police identify man shot in head near Atlanta park

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    ATLANTA - One person is dead after shots rang out at an Atlanta park.
     
    A witness was celebrating Father's Day at Oakland City Park Sunday afternoon when he heard three gunshots by the recreation center and then saw a car speed away.
     
    Witness Melvin Lewis was one of the first to see the victim before police and medics arrived.
     
    Police identified the victim as Frances Edmonds, 24. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head, side and rear end. Authorities said he was conscious and breathing when he was transported by ambulance. Edmonds later died at the hospital.
     
    Police detained one witness who was with the victim at the time of the shooting.
     
    According to Channel 2’s Darryn Moore’s source close to the investigation, the witness told officers the two were either buying or selling clothes when the gunman opened fire. Investigators told Moore the story didn't add up.
     
    Lewis said he didn’t get a chance to see the shooter, but saw the car he drove off in. He described it as a white Nissan Altima.

    But police are hoping the witness can identify the person who murdered his friend.


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