Police: 1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at SW Atlanta apartment complex

Police are out at multiple locations in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon investigating a triple shooting that killed at least one person.

It started at an apartment complex located along Kimberly Way SW. Atlanta police say they were dispatched around 4:28 p.m. to the scene.

Police said officers arrived to find a woman shot to the leg.

"Officers immediately applied a tourniquet and rendered aid to that female," Lt. Pete Malecki, with the Atlanta Police Department, said.

The woman is expected to survive her injuries.

 "At this point, we know that there was some type of verbal dispute that broke out in the apartment complex and that's when the shooting ensued," Lt. Malecki detailed.

Officers said two other shooting victims were found about a mile northeast of the initial crime scene near the intersection of Cascade and Fairburn roads.

"Both those males are 29-years of age. One of those males was deceased on the scene," Lt. Malecki explained. He also said the passenger died.

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Police surround an SUV near the intersection of Cascade and Fairburn roads, about a mile from a reported scene that happened the afternoon of July 22, 2020. (Christopher Lawson / FOX 5)

Homicide detectives have since been brought in to investigate the shooting. Details leading up to the shooting, a motive behind it, and any information on a shooter was not immediately available.

"We do believe this is an isolated incident. We don't think it was random. Again, we still have a lot of work to do to determine a motive and exactly what took place," Lt. Malecki told FOX 5.

The names of the victims have not been released.

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