Man, woman dead after shooting at DeKalb County motel, police say

DeKalb County police are investigating a deadly shooting at a local motel early Tuesday morning.

FOX 5 cameras saw multiple police officers and detectives at the Efficiency Lodge on the 3600 block of Decatur's Flat Shoals Road.

"It's crazy because I was just coming out here to visit, and I was asleep, and then I woke up and a whole bunch of police officers is here," one man told FOX 5. "It's crazy how it is happening right there next to me."

Investigators began working at the scene at around 4:30 a.m. They surrounded part of the building with crime scene tape.

Officials with the DeKalb County Police Department said responding officers found the body of a woman inside one of the motel's rooms.

Medics rushed a second victim to a local hospital, but he was not able to survive his injuries. Officials have not released the identity of either victim. 

Homicide detectives are working to learn what led up to the man and woman's deaths.

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Some people in the neighborhood who did not want to go on camera told FOX 5 the Efficiency Lodge has dealt with crime issues and needs to be knocked down. Others say more safety measures need to be put into place. 

"I feel like this place need more security at this point because this shouldn't happen to nobody," the man said.

If you have any information that could help with the investigation, call the DeKalb County Police Department.

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