19-year-old shot, killed during birthday party at short-term rental in Atlanta

By Jennifer Lifsey
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 5:58 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 11:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Police say a young man was gunned down at his own birthday party overnight.

Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened but say this party was taking place at a short-term rental property in the 1300 block of Lakewood Avenue in south Atlanta. They say several people were celebrating their birthdays together when gunfire suddenly erupted inside the party.

When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old male who had been shot. He was taken to Grady where he later died from his injuries.

No one else was hurt but police say they believe the gunman is a teenager and they are questioning one person of interest.

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