2 found dead at Jonesboro-area apartment complex, police say

Two people were found dead after a shooting call at a Jonesboro-area apartment complex on Monday afternoon.

It happened just before 3:30 p.m. at the Riverwood Townhouses Apartments located at 681 Flint River Road. Clayton County police say officers found two people dead in the front yard of one of the buildings.

SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene and spotted a screen set up by investigators between the apartment building and the parking lot. Crime scene tape surrounded the parking lot and building as detectives processed the scene.

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Police investigate after two people were found dead at a Jonesboro apartment complex on Oct. 10, 2022. (FOX 5)

One resident, who asked for her name to remain private, says she came outside right after the shooting.

"I heard initial popping sounds. I was like, ‘is it firecrackers?’" said the resident. "But then I realized, I heard the sound of children running."

She says that's when other neighbors jumped in and called 911 and she sat with one young man as he laid in the parking lot, waiting for help to arrive.

"I was holding his hand, and I was just trying to make sure he stayed at calm as possible and I knew he was in shock," she explained.

"He was taking his last breath, and his last words were, ‘Mama, mama, mama,’" she said. "It gave me chills inside my body that I will never ever, ever forget."

She says she just wants the young man’s family to know that he wasn’t alone in his final moments. 

"I want to send my condolences to the family and loved ones who lost their children today," she said.

Clayton County police say they have no information regarding a suspect or motive and ask anyone that may have any details to contact the police. 

They have not yet identified the victims.