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2 shot in parking lot; 1 dead

STONE MOUNTAIN - Two bloody high-top sneakers and a pool of blood marked the epicenter of a deadly parking lot shooting Wednesday night in Stone Mountain.

Gwinnett police said two black men were shot in the head about 5 p.m. outside an apartment in the sprawling Highland Grove complex. Crime scene investigators cordoned off a large section of the parking lot between two housing rows, working the scene late into Wednesday night.

The apartments are located at 1900 Glenn Club Drive.

Police responded to a report of shots fired at the complex and found one man slumped in the driver's seat of a gold Acura. He died at the scene, police said.

Another man was found bleeding about 10 feet away from the vehicle, said Gwinnett police spokesman Officer David Schiralli. Witnesses reported hearing him call out for help.

The injured man was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where his condition was unknown late Wednesday, Schiralli said.

Witnesses reportedly saw two men fleeing the scene.

Schiralli said the two men who were shot were not residents of the apartment complex.

Both victims had yet to be identified as of press time.

Schiralli said circumstances surrounding the shooting remained a mystery.

"We have an investigator right now canvassing the area, looking for more witnesses, more leads," Schiralli said at the scene.

Police urge anyone with information to call 770-513-5300.