Atlanta Blogger: A 19-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded Thursday night outside Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, and police were seeking an attacker who may have been seen running from the scene.
The shooting happened about 6:40 p.m. in the 1001 block of Johnson Ferry Road.
Police identified the victim as Melvin Vernell III AKA “Lil Phat”, of Corbin Lake Court in Sandy Springs. A motive for the shooting was not known.
The incident happened about 6:40 p.m. in the 1001 block of Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs police said. A man was found shot multiple times in a car parked on the second level of a parking deck off Hollis Cobb Drive next to the Northside Hospital Women’s Center.
The victim was taken to nearby Northside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Witnesses indicated to investigators that they saw at least one suspect running from the parking deck toward Johnson Ferry Road. Police said that as Thursday night they knew of no connection between the shooting and the hospital or its Women’s Center.
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