Atlanta Police have released the identification of the body found on the sidewalk of Beecher Street near Cascade Avenue on Saturday night.
He was identified as Jerome Rice, age 25. The young man was shot multiple times and left for dead just after 8 p.m. Saturday evening, according to WSB-TV.
Although there has not been an immediate connection to the Family Dollar Store that is around the corner, customers within the store were some of the first people to report hearing gunshots.
Neighbors in the area said the sound of gunshots is a common occurrence, so much so that people rarely call the police or go outside to investigate the gunfire. It is thought that Jerome Rice was shot on the sidewalk and died from his injuries before a passerby discovered his body.
Atlanta Police are still seeking a suspect in this homicide. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Atlanta Police.