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Deadly shooting ends with man being run over by car, police say

Detectives said the man had been shot before being run over by a car.

EAST POINT, Ga. — A man was shot and then hit by a car in East Point, according to their police department. 

Police said they were dispatched to a BP gas station at 3040 Lakewood Avenue regarding a person down in the area. When officers made it to the location, they said a body was lying in the parking lot.

The department first reported that it looked like the man had been run over by a car, but when detectives arrived they added that he was shot before being run over. 

Detectives with the East Point Police Department said that the car could have accidentally hit the body after the shooting. 

Elaine Smith said she was driving by the gas station as police were investigating and was shocked to learn what happened. 

"It was gruesome out here," she said. "We rode by with my car and we rode by as I was getting off work."

Officials are still investigating what lead up to the man's death. The department has not released the identity of the victim or provided any information about potential suspects.

Atlanta Police initially responded to the scene, but East Point Police and Georgia State Patrol came later and had the area blocked off. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call 404-559-6200 or email policedepartment@eastpointcity.org.

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