Police: 3 shot, 2 dead in DeKalb County apartment gunfight

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A shootout at a DeKalb County apartment complex early Thursday morning left two men dead and one in critical condition.  

Police said the gunfight took place around 1:50 a.m. Thursday morning at the Vineyards at Flat Shoals complex, off of Flat Shoals Road. The shooting happened inside one of the units. 

Investigators said three men were inside the apartment when shots were fired. At least one of the men ran into the parking lot and collapsed after the shooting. The other two were taken to the hospital and were listed in critical, grave condition. 

Police confirmed Thursday afternoon that one of the two hospitalized men had died.

Police said they aren't sure if there was one gunman or if all three were shooting at each other, but believe drugs played a role in the shooting. Investigators found pounds of marijuana inside the unit where the shooting took place. They also found multiple guns. 

According to police, at least one of the men involved lived inside the unit, but couldn't say if it was the one who died.

Police identified the two men who died as Jeremie Tyson, 26, and 23-year-old Andrew Barkley.

Crime scene technicians could be seen collecting a pile of clothes in the parking lot and hauled it away as evidence.