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3 shot, killed at apartments off Old National Highway in South Fulton, police say

It happened at the Camelot Condominium complex off Old National Highway.

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — Three people are dead following a shooting early Sunday morning at an apartment in the city of South Fulton, police say. 

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Camelot Condominiums at 5655 Old National Highway when officers responded to shots fired. 

They said they found three people with gunshot wounds who were dead in the 600 building. On Monday, South Fulton officials said they identified a suspect and warrants had been issued for multiple charges, including murder. 

Condia Perry, a resident and homeowner, lives close to the building where the shooting happened. She said she was "angry as hell," and blamed the homeowners association board at Camelot for the crime situation, accusing them of misusing funds intended to go towards keeping the condos maintained and its residents safe.

"The gunfire is nothing new," Perry said. "I've jumped down onto the floor, because it sounds like the gunfire is right there. It's like a cannon sometimes. You're scared. I told [the board} three souls were lost, and it's on your hands. It's on your hands, because you had a duty and responsibility to keep us safe."

11Alive reached out to members of the board. One said he could not say anything about the shooting and immediately hung up. Another board member, who wanted to remain anonymous, said there is not enough money to get what residents want done, because tenants aren't paying as much as they should.

"Those owners are renting to those people, getting the rent and not paying assessments, the board member said. "And you've got people running around sending notices out saying the board is stealing money, but there's no money to be stolen. We've been working diligently to keep this place in order, but you've got some people that don't understand you cannot live for free."

The board member said usually, through rent payments and fees, the complex gets about $85,000 per month. But that number has been cut in half recently, he said. He confirmed he condos had filed for bankruptcy twice in the last 30 years. 

One resident described the condominiums as "walking into Iraq." Another claimed there was a strip club being run out of one of the units, and other units had become havens for drugs, violence and other crimes.

There were also two fires that displaced dozens of residents and caused one building to be a total loss. Police worked another shooting in 2019 at the condos. With the latest shooting Sunday, the tense relationship between residents and management is even more at odds.

As for the shooting over the weekend, officials said Monday afternoon that the U.S. Marshall's Office was working to make an arrest.

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