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Person shot while driving on I-75/85 in Atlanta, police say

The incident began along I-75 late Tuesday night, Cpt. Dorian Graham with the Atlanta Police Department said.

ATLANTA — Atlanta Police are trying to determine what led to a shooting Tuesday night along Interstate 75/85.

It happened at around 11:55 p.m. when officers were called to the Chevron gas station off University Avenue near Pryor Road to a report of a person shot. 

The 39-year-old victim told officers that he was driving along I-75/85 southbound when a "dark-colored sedan" drove up next to his and began shooting. Police initially said the cars were traveling north, but have since corrected that information. 

Atlanta Police Cpt. Dorian Graham said the victim's car was struck and he was struck in the shoulder twice, in what police later called a "minor wound."  He was taken to the hospital where police said he was stable, however, his exact condition was not known. Another passenger in the car was not injured. 

Officers said the suspect car got away and the victim pulled off the interstate into the gas station where he called 911.

Police said they continue to investigate the incident. 


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