by Robin Kemp

The Clayton County Police Department is investigating a double shooting that happened around 5:08 a.m. Thursday, July 29 in the 600 block of Southside Commercial Parkway.

The short commercial loop is across from Sherwood Memorial Cemetery on Tara Boulevard.

CCPD spokesperson Ofc. Halekia Helm said responding officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, lying in the grass near the street. They soon learned that a second man who had been shot multiple times had run into the lobby of a nearby motel.

Both men were taken to a local hospital and the investigation is ongoing as of press time. Helm said the motive for the shooting is not yet known.

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