Police: 2 street shootings may be connected

6:30 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Police are investigating two overnight shootings in Southeast Atlanta that may be connected.

The first incident, in the 1000 block of Lakewood Ave. SE was reported at 11:47 p.m. Thursday. Officers found a man shot once in each leg and the street littered with shell casings.

Atlanta Police Night Commander Capt. Tim Peek said the wounded man was not forthcoming about what happened. Peek said the motive may have been robbery or a drug deal that went bad.

The man is in stable condition at Grady Hospital.

The second incident was reported just minutes after the first. There, police found a man in his mid 30s with two gunshot wounds in his chest.

The second shooting location, in the 2000 block of Phillips Dr. SE., is just over two minutes away from the Lakewood Ave address.

Capt. Peek said the second victim was also vague about how he was shot. He is in stable condition at Grady Hospital.

No names were released and both incidents remain under investigation.

Peek urged anyone with information to contact the Atlanta Police Department.

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