Shooting investigation closes lanes on Downtown Connector, police say

Police closed off several lanes on the Downtown Connector. (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)

Atlanta police officers performing a traffic stop discovered a person shot on the Downtown Connector near Fulton Street.

Police said the driver was trying to get a passenger suffering from a gunshot wound to Grady Hospital. Officials initially thought the victim had been shot at an address on Jonesboro Road, but later confirmed the incident took place on Conley Road in southeast Atlanta.

He died from his injuries on the interstate.

The Georgia Department of Transportation closed two lanes on Interstate 75-85 northbound to allow an investigation Saturday afternoon.

That investigation remains ongoing.