Father Murdered in Southwest Atlanta

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Atlanta police are looking for the gunman who killed a father in broad daylight in southwest Atlanta.

It happened Friday morning around 9:30 at Welch Street and Mary Street. Family members have identified the victim as Rodney Stafford, a father of a young toddler.

The shooting happened across the street from Gideons Elementary school.  Immediately after the shooting, authorities placed the school on lockdown while they searched for the shooter.

The family is asking for the gunman to come forward. Atlanta police said it is still early in the investigation. They said they are interviewing witnesses and trying to determine a motive.

Anyone with information can call Atlanta Police or Crime Stoppers.