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A night of deadly gunfire in Metro Atlanta

A night of deadly gunfire in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Police investigators have their hands full following a night of violence.

Shortly after midnight, an unidentified man was shot in the head at the intersection of Weyman Avenue SW and Ridge Avenue SW in South Atlanta.

Police Captain Van Hobbs said the man was leaning against a car, talking to the people inside, when another car crashed into the car's rear. Several men in the second car jumped out, shouting "Those are the guys we're looking for."

The men chased the victim into the woods, beat him and shot him in the head. Police are looking for the gunmen.

Hobbs said the victim was in serious but stable condition at a local  hospital. 

A while later, Atlanta Police were called to another shooting about a mile away on Cooper Street SW near Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard downtown. A 17-year-old boy said he was standing on the street when a gunman walked up and shot him in the buttocks. 

STONE MOUNTAIN: Carjacking, chase end in lake

ATLANTA -- DeKalb rescue workers are searching a neighborhood lake for a suspected carjacker.

DeKalb County Police said it all started at about 3 a.m. when a woman said a gunman carjacked her silver Mustang in Atlanta.

As the man drove away, officers said the woman got into another car and followed him, while calling Atlanta Police.

DeKalb Police spotted the Mustang on Panola Road and South Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road. Officers followed the car down Magnolia Ridge, where it hit a dead end in the Southland subdivision, drove between two homes and plowed into a tree.

Police said the suspect jumped out of the car and ran into a lake behind the homes. Officers lost sight of him about halfway across the lake and now believe he may not have made it.

They're now working with DeKalb County Fire on a recovery mission.

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Suspects on video using victim's debit card

Suspects on video using victim's debit card

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga -- Suspects who broke into a car at a residence in Stone Mountain used the victim's debit card at a Walmart store, according to Gwinnett County Police.

Police are hoping someone will help them identify the suspects from Walmart's security cameras.

On May 9, 2011 a resident of unincorporated Stone Mountain called Gwinnett County Police after her car was broken into in her driveway.

Police say within 24 hours the woman's debit card was used at a Walmart on Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville. Walmart's surveillance video shows the two young suspects driving into the parking lot in a black Ford Taurus.

They are seen entering the store, making a purchase, and then leaving in the same vehicle. Police ask anyone who recognizes the suspects to call Gwinnett County Police Detectives at 770-513-5300.

Police looking for suspect involved in Norcross shooting

Police looking for suspect involved in Norcross shooting

NORCROSS --  A suspect is sought in the shooting at at Norcross nightclub over the weekend.

The man shot in the chest outside a Norcross night club over the weekend is expected to recover, as police try to gather information about a possible suspect.

Pair charged for sex trafficking ring

Pair charged for sex trafficking ring

ATLANTA -- Two Metro Atlanta residents have been indicted on charges relating to a sex trafficking ring.

Soloman Manasseh Mustafa, 37, of Stone Mountain and 24-year-old Kalandra Annette Wallace of Jonesboro were indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, May 10.

They face charges of sex trafficking, kidnapping, transporting women across state lines for prostitution, and document servitude. Mustafa also faces charges of coercing and enticing a minor for sex.

"Sex trafficking is unfortunately one of Atlanta's most significant criminal problems," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.