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ATLANTA -- One man is dead after a shooting near Chattahoochee Avenue and Marietta Boulevard on Friday afternoon.

According to Atlanta Police, themale victimwas shot in the abdomen during what appeared to be an attempted robbery.

A preliminary investigation indicates the victim was driving on Marietta Blvd. when he was struck in the head with a hammer and shot. The victim was transported to Grady Memorial and pronounced dead, shortly thereafter.

Traffic near the area was temporarily rerouted while authorities conducted a homicide investigation. Authorities say suspects fled the scene in a black midsize SUV going southbound on Marietta Boulevard.

Atlanta Police Homicide Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area and may have seen something to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or Investigators at 404-546-4235.