ATLANTA – A woman was killed in a drive-by shooting in southeast Atlanta early Saturday, police said. Two other passengers in the vehicle were believed to have been injured in an ensuing crash.
The incident happened on Milton Avenue at Hank Aaron Drive. Officers arrived to the scene of a flipped car and found the vehicle riddled with bullet holes. The driver of the vehicle – a woman in her late 20s – died at the scene after being shot once in the face with a .223 rifle.
Police say officers initially responded to what they thought was a traffic incident.
"The vehicle had been in a rollover accident subsequent to hitting a tree," said Captain Michael O'Connor with the Atlanta Police Department. "Further investigation of the incident revealed that the vehicle had been shot numerous times."