Man shot, killed outside Ponce Ave apartments
Man believed to be in his early 20s was shot Monday near complex next to Ponce City Market development
Update: 1 p.m.: The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Lee Lowery.
Original story: A man who Atlanta police say was shot in the breezeway of a Ponce de Leon Avenue apartment complex near Midtown has died as a result of "at least one" gunshot wound.
According to Atlanta Police Department spokesman John Chafee, officers were called to the Ford Factory Lofts, located in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood next to the Ponce City Market development, around 5 p.m.
The man, who appeared to be in his early 20s and has not been identified, was originally transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in “extremely critical condition.”
The apartments entrance shares the same parking lot that contains the local landmark Kroger grocery store, which has a not-so-endearing reputation due in part to a murder that took place in the parking lot a decade ago.
On Tuesday morning, several Ford Factory Lofts residents making way to their vehicles confirmed to Patch that the breezeway pictured with this article is where the shooting occurred. One resident pointed in the direction of the front rightside of the breezeway as to where the incident was concentrated. Another woman said there was "lots of blood" and "it smelled."