Reward offered after father killed in SW Atlanta triple shooting

A reward is being offered for information in connection to a southwest Atlanta triple shooting that left a father of two dead.

The family believes the victims were not the intended targets.

Loved ones told us 29-year-old Robert MkcKinzie was the man Atlanta police found dead inside a 2006 silver Nissan Pathfinder on July 22.

(The MkcKinzie family)

A cousin of McKinzie's said he was killed in broad daylight so someone saw something and can help bring peace to their family.

Sign up for FOX 5 email alerts

“It's very difficult especially because it was senseless,” Natasha Smith explained. “He was [a] very sweet, gentle person."

Investigators told FOX 5's Brian Hill three people were shot at an apartment complex 1381 Kimberly Way SW around 4:30 p.m.

Natasha Smith said it was McKinzie, his girlfriend —the mother of his children and her brother.

(The MkcKinzie family)

“The mother was getting dropped off to visit her family. There is no connection to who shot Rob and the other two. They were just minding their business, going about their day,” Smith explained.

(The MkcKinzie family)

Police said there was a verbal dispute prior to the gunfire.

McKinzie’s girlfriend was shot in the leg, according to authorities.

The family told FOX 5, Robert and the other victim rushed from the apartment, in an effort to get to a hospital. However, they only made it about a mile away.

READ ALSO: Police: 1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at SW Atlanta apartment complex

The SUV came to a stop at the intersection of Cascade and Fairburn Roads.

(The MkcKinzie family)

"It's just shocking. I still can't believe it. Going through all of this, it's just very hard."

A motive is still unclear, but the family said the victims did not know the shooter.

McKinzie is survived by a daughter and son.

“He was an amazing father. His children loved him deeply,” Smith detailed.

The other victims are expected to recover.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Tipsters are asked to call the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or via the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). 

Tipsters can remain anonymous. 

McKinzie's family is raising funds to help care for his children. If you’d like to donate click here.

An investigation continues.

Download the FOX 5 Atlanta app for breaking news and weather alerts.