Did negligent security contribute to two deadly Atlanta shootings in one month?
A teenage boy was reportedly shot and killed on the playground outside of the Edgewood Court apartment complex Thursday, March 9, 2017.
According to WXIA reports, the fatal shooting occurred “in the 1500 block of Hardee Street at Edgewood Court Apartments – a complex in the Edgewood neighborhood of Atlanta.”
The tragedy comes only one month after a deadly shooting claimed the life of another young man outside the same complex, FOX 5 reports.
Following that incident, Atlanta Police apparently told FOX 5, “Although this is a public safety issue, there are some steps needed from Edgewood Court Apartments since it is private property. We just aren’t able to occupy their property 24 hours a day.”
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