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Police are investigating a potential serial shooter that's targeting drivers. Early Thursday morning two drivers in Atlanta were shot and one man in DeKalb Co., was killed.

The shootings happened over the course of three hours - all three men were shot while driving and have no obvious connection to each other or the gunmen.

Now, police are investigating their connections.


At 12:15 a.m., a victim was traveling westbound on I-20 near H. E. Holmes when a silver SUV pulled up next to his car and shot multiple rounds.

According to police, the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Grady Hospital.


At 2:37 a.m., another victim was driving down Fulton Street, SW when a silver SUV pulled up next to his vehicle and started randomly firing.

The victim was shot in the neck and lost control of his vehicle, causing him to hit another car. His car then flipped and landed on its side.

He was transported to Grady Hospital to be treated for his injuries.


At 3:45 a.m., a father was driving with his family when he was shot in front of them.

Their car was making a turn into an apartment complex located on the 2100 block of Shropshire Lane when a vehicle pulled up next to them and started firing rounds.

DeKalb Police said, "A vehicle pulled up alongside them. Firing multiple rounds into the vehicle. Striking the driver. One of the bullets hit him in the head and he died on scene."

No other passengers were injured.


Atlanta Police issued a statement Thursday saying that they believe people inside of a silver SUV are responsible for the shooting in Atlanta, and they're "exploring the possibility" that it's tied to the fatal shooting in DeKalb County.

"It's very possible," Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said. "It's still preliminary so it may prove to be true, but at this time, we absolutely are coordinating with DeKalb County to confirm or dispel that theory."

Shields said the shootings appeared to be random and were "very concerning". She said they are working "significant leads" and that they expect to make arrests soon.