Friday, August 9, 2019 4:58 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
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.