by Robin Kemp

A woman is dead after what police say was an apparent road-rage shooting on Old Dixie Road July 30.

The incident happened in the 6000 block of Old Dixie Road near Frontage Road in Forest Park around 4 p.m., according to the Clayton County Police Department.

“Officers discovered the deceased victim laying in the roadway with a gunshot wound,” CCPD spokesperson Sgt. Julia Isaacs said in a press release. “A preliminary investigation suggests this incident may have started due to road rage. The incident escalated, leading to the fatal shooting of the victim.”

Alan Ingram, who lives in the Pineridge Road area nearby, said in a Nextdoor post that he had seen the victim.

“I was three blocks away when you his shooting was happening,” he said. “I drove through the area and I saw the poor guy laying dead on the pavement. God, please help this man’s loved ones.”

CCPD confirmed that the victim was a female and that the next of kin had not yet been notified as of 2 p.m. July 31.

Detectives are treating the case as a homicide.