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Police: Gunman kills 3 people and then himself near Atlanta

August 7, 2019
People stand outside a home where four people were died, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in DeKalb County, near Atlanta. Police say four people have been shot and killed in what they describe as a murder-suicide. DeKalb County police Sgt. J.D. Spencer says two women and a man were found shot to death in the driveway of a home in the Stone Mountain area late Tuesday night. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP)
People stand outside a home where four people were died, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in DeKalb County, near Atlanta. Police say four people have been shot and killed in what they describe as a murder-suicide. DeKalb County police Sgt. J.D. Spencer says two women and a man were found shot to death in the driveway of a home in the Stone Mountain area late Tuesday night. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP)

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Police say four people have been shot and killed in what they describe as a murder-suicide near Atlanta.

DeKalb County police Sgt. J.D. Spencer says two women and a man were found shot to death in the driveway of a home in the Stone Mountain area late Tuesday night.

Police tell WSB-TV that the suspected gunman later shot and killed himself outside his home, about one mile (1.6 kilometers) away.

Spencer said everyone involved in the shootings knew each other. He said detectives on Tuesday were working to determine the motive.

Neighbor Phlendetha Grier tells the station that she heard about 15 gunshots. She says she looked over her fence and saw three bodies.

The neighborhood is about 13 miles (21 kilometers) east of downtown Atlanta.

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