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1 dead in triple-shooting at South Fulton County apartment complex
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1 dead in triple-shooting at South Fulton County apartment complex

1 dead in triple-shooting at South Fulton County apartment complex

1 dead in triple-shooting at South Fulton County apartment complex

Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and two hurt in a South Fulton County apartment complex. 

Channel 2’s Kristen Holloway is at the scene, where she talked to neighbors who say they heard about 12 gunshots. 

The shooting happened at the Avery Park Apartments in the 2600 block of Charlestown Drive in College Park Monday.

We’re at the scene talking to police about the shooting and the victims, for LIVE reports on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

 

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  • An Alabama man is accused of using a photograph of a 13-year-old girl to set up a fake dating profile and then inviting another man to meet the teen for sex, authorities said. Jordan David Raper, 18, of Hartselle, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one felony count of traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act, and two counts of transmitting obscene material to a child by computer, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Morgan was transported to the Morgan County Jail and was released after posting $20,000 bail, The Decatur Daily reported. The charges stem from the alleged use of social media in relation to a child younger than 15, the Sheriff’s Office said. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Morgan County District Court, Raper set up a fake profile on the dating app Pure and posted a photograph of a 13-year-old girl, the Daily reported. Posing as the girl, Raper allegedly communicated with an unidentified man who answered the profile, according to the arrest affidavit. Raper then invited the man to the teen’s address and told him to enter her home through a window, the affidavit said. The man accepted the fake invitation Oct. 9, the Daily reported. When the man entered the home, Morgan County deputies responded to a burglary call, and the man explained he was responding to the dating app profile “to meet up for sexual intercourse,” according to the affidavit. The man in the home was not charged, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Swafford told the Daily on Friday. It was not clear if the man knew the age of the girl at the home. '(There were) no charges for the other individual involved as it appears he was duped into being there. Due to that, we will not be releasing his name,” Swafford said. The week before the man traveled to Hartselle, the 13-year-old received Snapchat photos of exposed male genitals, the affidavit said. The Sheriff’s Office subpoenaed information from Snapchat and determined Raper’s email account was used to set up the account. Another subpoena determined the IP address used to set up the Snapchat account was linked to a computer in Raper’s home, the Daily reported. A search warrant was obtained for Raper’s cellphone, which showed the Snapchat account information and Raper’s email address, according to the affidavit.
  • Six people were shot early Sunday after a party in a popular North Carolina restaurant, officials said. Police were called to the scene at about 12:05 a.m. after a party at Thelma’s Down Home Cooking in Salisbury, WSOC-TV reported. The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting local authorities in the case. One person was shot in the chest, two were trampled and one person was treated for anxiety. The shooting victims were taken to area hospitals, WSOC reported. The victim with the most severe injury was listed in stable condition. Officials have not identified any suspects and are seeking cellphone video or photos that might help in the investigation.
  • The Super Bowl festivities begin this week in South Florida, but snake hunters were agog about another annual event -- the Python Bowl that ended in the Everglades National Park on Saturday. Hunters caught 80 Burmese pythons as more than 750 people from 20 states competed in the 10-day event, according to a news release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The wildlife commission and the South Florida Water Management District announced the results and winners of the Python Removal Competition during a ceremony in Miami on Saturday, WFTX reported. Here are the winners by category: Mike Kimmel removed eight pythons, earning him the top prize for the most snakes, a Tracker 570 ATV. Barry Offenburger won $1,000 in the military category for catching three pythons. Tom Rahill won $2,000 for capturing the longest snake — a 12-foot-7.3-inch python –– and won another $2,000 because it was the heaviest, tipping the scales at 62 pounds. Dave Mucci won $1,000 for an 11-foot python, the longest snake caught in the military category. He also won $1,000 for a 49.4-pounder. Florida holds the Python Bowl annually to put the squeeze on the Burmese python, a nonvenomous constrictor. According to conservationists, the snakes, estimated in the tens of thousands in the Everglades, pose a threat to native wildlife. Because they have few predators, Burmese pythons have flourished in the swamps of South Florida, eating animals ranging from rabbits to alligators, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
  • A pilot was killed Saturday morning when a small plane crashed into the side of a north Florida home, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. The family inside the home managed to escape the home without injury, the Sheriff’s Office said. A picture a viewer sent to Action News Jax shows the moment when a plane crashed into the front yard of the Lake City home.In the picture, a man in an orange shirt can be seen running across the yard to try to help the pilot, but he had to retreat because the flames were too extensive. Neighbors watched as a ball of fire flared up in their neighbor’s yard. Kristy Amato said she hears many small planes and often worries about them. “I was sitting on my couch watching a movie with my daughter, and I heard a plane take off like all of the planes take off,' Amato told Action News Jax. “Then I heard a backfire, then a loud kaboom, so I ran out front and there was a plane in my neighbor’s yard on fire.” Columbia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Murray Smith told Action News Jax that after crews put the fire out, the pilot’s body was found underneath debris. “Shortly before 10, we received about 59 911 calls,” Smith told the television station. Smith said he believes the plane was a single-engine aircraft. The National Transportation Safety Board is now working to find out where the Piper PA-32 was going and the name of the pilot who died. Officials believe he was the only person on the plane. “There is an airport nearby, but so many neighbors have come over and gave so many stories, so we’re just going to wait for NTSB to get all of the facts straight,” said Smith. The Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB are investigating what caused the plane to crash, but the investigation likely won’t be complete for months.
  • Three people — including two teens — are in custody and police are looking for a fourth after an armed robbery at a Sandy Springs jewelry store.  Antonio Collier, 40, Antwan DeKarlos Robinson, 17, and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested after the incident, which happened about 4:20 p.m. Saturday at a business on Abernathy Road near Roswell Road, officials said.  Witnesses to the robbery and the store owner were able to subdue two of the suspects until police arrived, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Three men walked into the business and tried to steal items from the display case, Sandy Springs police spokesman Sgt. Sam Worsham said.  “They had hammers and were breaking everything and grabbed Rolexes,” a witness told Channel 2.  The owner, who was returning from lunch, saw the robbery in progress, the news station reported. He told Channel 2 he hit the robbers over the head and in the face with a bag full of glass pickle jars.  Two bystanders then tackled one of the suspects, Worsham said.  Two other suspects drove off in a car, he said. The incident turned into a police chase that ended in a crash on Glenridge Road.  One of the suspects was arrested at the scene, and the fourth suspect ran away into a wooded area, Worsham said.  Collier, Robinson, and the juvenile are all charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, felony criminal damage to property, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, obstruction and two counts of battery.  Read the full story from Channel 2 Action News here.
  • Tamra Judge is leaving “The Real Housewives of Orange County” after 12 seasons, the star of the Bravo series said in an Instagram post Saturday. “It’s been a wild 12 years. But it’s time for me to move on,” Judge wrote on Instagram. “I’m sad to go but I’m very excited about my future.” Judge is currently the longest-running full-time cast member in “Housewives” history, People reported. She joined the show during its third season in 2007, according to the magazine. Judge’s announcement comes a day after fellow co-star Vicki Gunvalson also announced she was leaving the reality television show, E! Online reported. Judge said she was looking forward to life after the series. “It’s been a wild ride, and after all these years, I’m looking forward to life away from the cameras,” Judge told People. “I was offered a chance to come back to the show in a limited role, but would prefer to walk away on my own terms.” Judge has been part of the show’s most memorable moments, including the show’s first wine toss, People reported. She also starred in a three-episode spinoff of the series, “Tamra’s OC Wedding,” which documented her June 2013 wedding to Eddie Judge. “I want to thank all the fans who have offered me their support over the years,” she told People. “It’s meant a lot.”