Police: Double shooting leaves 1 dead in SW Atlanta

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Atlanta Police are investigating a double shooting that left a man dead and a woman fighting for her life Wednesday morning.

Investigators said they were called to the scene just after 2:15 a.m. to a home on Aniwaka Avenue Southwest and discovered a man, in his late 30s, and woman, 40, shot. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was transported to Grady Hospital in critical, but stable, condition.

Police told FOX 5 News they are investigating the incident as a possible domestic situation. 

“It appears at this point that the male and the female are married and that this was a domestic incident, in which the male perhaps shot the female and then shot himself and killed himself,” said Lt. Andrea Webster with Atlanta Police.

Detectives said there were other family members in the home when the shooting happened.

“They did not witness the incident visually, but they were able to tell us that they heard some gunfire,” Webster said.

Police say they have responded to the home before for domestic dispute calls.