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Man dead after shootout in DeKalb County parking lot, police say

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital where he died.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A man was killed on Thanksgiving after a shootout at a DeKalb County parking lot on Thursday, according to police.

Officers said just after 11:30 a.m., they responded to an area off Candler Road and Interstate 20 regarding a person who was shot.

Once there, they found a man in his 30s, wounded and lying in the middle of the parking lot. Police said that he was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Officers later told 11Alive he died from his injuries. 

According to witnesses who met with police, the victim was in a shootout with someone else before getting shot himself. Officers said that no other victims were located. There is also no word on who the suspect.

There was two active crime scenes as police officers conducted their investigation. A photo of one of the scenes shows the Villas at Decatur Apartment Homes.

Credit: 11Alive

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