Police: Man shot in head in NW Atlanta; search for gunman

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Atlanta police are looking for the suspect or suspects who shot a man in the head in northwest Atlanta.

It happened around 4 p.m. in the 1700 block of Marietta Road near Carroll Drive. Atlanta Police said officer arrived at the scene to find a man who had been shot in a gravel parking lot where many neighbors usually park.

"We don't know what transpired here. Obviously, we have one male who was shot twice in the head," said Atlanta Police Major Michael O'Connor.

The victim was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital with what police describe as a "non-survivable injury." His condition was not immediately known as of late Wednesday evening.

"The reason he was shot we are not entirely clear on at all because at this time we haven't located any witnesses- we are still working through any potential video and we are waiting on the public who might know more to come forward," said Major O'Connor.

Initially, Atlanta Police Homicide detectives believed the man's car was taken, but officers were able to locate it near the crime scene.

This was certainly not what neighbors were expecting to come home to Wednesday afternoon.

"This entire place was completely roped off, probably 15 cops, a couple of investigators and a couple of the neighbors," said Carter Scurry.

It's an unsettling reality for some of the neighbors who say this has always been a safe, family-friendly neighborhood.

"It's still an uneasy feeling knowing that whoever did this might still be out there," said Scurry.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Investigators are desperate for witnesses to come forward on this case. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.