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1 shot dead at apartments off Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Atlanta

It happened early Tuesday morning.

ATLANTA — One person is dead following a shooting at an complex off Centennial Olympic Park Drive in northwest Atlanta. 

Police say it all started with an argument outside the Centennial Place apartments near Hunnicutt Street before 5AM. They say at some point during the fight, a gun was fired and the suspect left the scene.

Residents say they saw a taxi driver take off out of the complex right after they heard gun shots.

“It makes me disappointed because we don’t never get stuff like this before," says resident Jazmine Leavin.

Atlanta Police said the victim was a male in his 50', who ultimately died at Grady Hospital due to a gunshot wound.

APD believe a taxi driver was the victim and are now searching for his van.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Police said that they are only looking for one suspect.

Police believe the driver "had arrived at the location a short time before he was shot by an unknown suspect."

"Investigators determined the suspect left the scene in the victim’s taxi, but within a short time, the suspect was no longer with the taxi. It is likely the vehicle was parked and abandoned and we continue searching for it," a police release said.

The vehicle is described as a white Toyota van with National Cab Company signs and taxi number of 0343.

Police have not provided further details in regards a motive. They are asking anyone with information to contact them.

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