Police investigate shooting near downtown Atlanta courthouse

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police were investigating after a man was shot and wounded downtown, near the county courthouse.

Atlanta police Sgt. John Chafee said the call came in around 1 p.m. Friday reporting a person was shot near the Fulton County courthouse. Responding officers found a man with a gunshot wound in the back.

Chafee says the man was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Police say they believe the shooting was drug-related. They say the shooting victim was part of an illegal drug deal with another person right before the shooting. They say he wasn't cooperating with investigators.

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