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5 shot, 1 critical after shooting outside southwest Atlanta apartments

Investigators are still working to determine the motive for the shooting.

ATLANTA — Atlanta Police are investigating after a shooting that left one person in critical condition and as many as four others injured.

Police said the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Oakland Lane SW. The address provided by police is just a short distance from the Rev. James Orange Park in the Oakland City community.

While details regarding the shooting are still under investigation, police Sgt. John Chafee said that at least one victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Later, Captain Dorian Graham with Atlanta Police said that at least four others were also shot. In all, Graham said that two were shot in the buttocks, two in the legs, and one in the head.

He said that other than the one who was taken by EMS, the victims, all men, showed up at the hospital after the initial call.

Police currently believe that the victims were hanging out in front of an apartment in the area when someone from an adjoining apartment came out and opened fire. Police are still working to determine the motive.

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