Shooting in Atlanta causes driver to drive off road, land in ditch

A man was shot at while driving his car in Atlanta Saturday afternoon, causing him to lose control and drive off the road, police said.

Atlanta Police Department spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said in a statement that the victim, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

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A preliminary investigation suggests the man was driving on a state route when another vehicle pulled up beside him.

“An occupant of that vehicle fired several times into the victim’s vehicle,” Chafee said.

The shooting caused the man to lose control of his car and drive off the road, coming to rest in a ditch against a fence.

Investigators said Saturday night that they were not sure whether the man’s injuries were caused by being shot or by the crash.

Police said they are looking for the alleged drive-by shooter.

Anyone with information about the shooting and crash is urged to contact the Crime Stoppers Atlanta anonymous tip line at 404-577-8477.

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