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Victim found shot several times in street dies at hospital, Atlanta homicide detectives investigating

Police said the victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died.
Credit: WXIA
Shooting at Ruth and North streets in Atlanta on April 23, 2021

ATLANTA — One person has died after an afternoon shooting in Atlanta on Friday.

Atlanta Police officer Crystal Johnson said that authorities were called to the area of North and Ruth streets around 5 p.m. to reports that a person had been shot. 

They arrived to find a victim lying in the middle of the roadway who had several gunshot wounds. Officer Johnson said he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died 

Homicide detectives are now on the scene working to determine the circumstances of the shooting and identify those involved. No suspect description has been released and police are not yet identifying the victim or providing any descriptive information about him.

The area where the shooting occurred appears to be a largely residential area on Atlanta's west side not far from Proctor Creek and Johnson Road NW.