Fatal shooting outside GSU student apartments under investigation

A man was shot and killed outside a student housing center near Georgia State University on Sunday. 

Police told FOX 5 it began as a fight between three people at around 12:30 p.m.

The fighting turned into a shooting outside of a Racetrack on 120 Piedmont Avenue NE, near the intersection with John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE. Google Maps shows that the address belongs to The Mix, an off-campus student housing option for GSU.

Atlanta's Homicide Unit was deployed to find more information on the case. 

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120 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2024.

The 21-year-old victim's identity has not been released, but police have confirmed he was not a student at Georgia State. There has also been no word on a suspect or motive.

Detectives say they believe surveillance video will play a key role in their investigation.

"We don't have to theorize what happened. We're able to view it," APD Homicide Commander Andrew Smith said.

This is the fourth shooting in the same area in a little over a year. Most recently, a 19-year-old woman died after a shooting on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in October.

After Sunday's shooting, Georgia State University President put out a statement saying they've taken numerous steps to protect students.

"We have made recent enhancements that added more officer monitoring and cameras, reoriented our building entrances and provided staff training, and we will assess this incident to make more impactful changes," Blake wrote. "We will continue to make strides in enhancing and defining our campus and securing our spaces," 

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