Police investigate 3 shootings in 3 hours in Atlanta; victims all stable

Officers were sent out again about 11:30 p.m. to investigate a shooting in northeast Atlanta, and then again about midnight to a location in northwest Atlanta.When officers arrived at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Ellis Street, they found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound.The victim told police he was walking down the street when he was shot, officials said. Authorities said the victim “was aware of why he was shot” and did not provide any description of the suspect.Less than 40 minutes later, officers were called to the 200 block of Mills Street to investigate another report of a person being shot.The victim told police he had been involved in an argument with someone who pulled out a gun and started firing at his car. The man was hit one time.He was stable when he was taken to Grady.No arrests have been made in any of the incidents. 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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has contacted Camden EMA for more information.”},{“_id”:”ERVHOZU7MBBX5EO7DDEA4ZVX5Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624214955770},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Each life-threatening emergency was discovered to have been caused by “the use of illegal recreational narcotics laced with a deadly amount of fentanyl,” Camden emergency management said.”},{“_id”:”MTUAYMMNPZEOVE7G53CLS47HGM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624212371233},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Investigation into these incidents has revealed that an unknown person, or persons, had recently distributed these deadly mixes of narcotics into our community,” the agency said. “If anyone has recently purchased recreational use narcotics, including marijuana, law enforcement is pleading that they not use them as they may be related to the incidents in 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Officers at the Shell gas station in the 300 block of Cleveland Avenue found a man at the scene suffering from “several” gunshot wounds, police said in a statement.”},{“_id”:”Z74MZ5KTYFEM7P6C52LDDHKG34″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096512},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The incident was the result of a fight, police said. The victim told officers he had been involved in an argument with another man who pulled out a handgun and shot him multiple times.”},{“_id”:”OXNYO3CPKFG2ZOTBVSX2AHWCRA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096513},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was reported stable.”},{“_id”:”GITFCTFKTJFWNBQDJA675NEMPY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096514},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The suspect and another man were last seen leaving the scene in a small sedan. No other details were released about the suspect or their vehicle.”},{“_id”:”6RZD6MKCIZETZIIKQVVVHMCQPQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096515},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Officers were sent out again about 11:30 p.m. to investigate a shooting in northeast Atlanta, and then again about midnight to a location in northwest Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”FNYPCJ4HQJGINNF3BVRBUJGQRI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096516},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When officers arrived at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Ellis Street, they found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound.”},{“_id”:”XG4K6MGUOJDD5AXUVIMQ3E4U6U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096517},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The victim told police he was walking down the street when he was shot, officials said. Authorities said the victim “was aware of why he was shot” and did not provide any description of the suspect.”},{“_id”:”RR7KTT4CRFDO3EJMZ2QLQ433QI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096518},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Less than 40 minutes later, officers were called to the 200 block of Mills Street to investigate another report of a person being shot.”},{“_id”:”WJYYPBEXRNHATKEBOSR6OUKO2Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096519},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The victim told police he had been involved in an argument with someone who pulled out a gun and started firing at his car. The man was hit one time.”},{“_id”:”JRGKWE4GE5HBBI5ABBO2HRJCPQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096520},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He was stable when he was taken to Grady.”},{“_id”:”KQS37LCR3RGATENSDDPUQQ4ZUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624216096521},”type”:”text”,”content”:”No arrests have been made in any of the incidents. 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Women under 30 have become much less likely to have children. Since 2007, the birthrate for women in their 20s has fallen by 28%, and the biggest recent declines have been among unmarried women. The only age groups in which birthrates rose over that period were women in their 30s and 40s — but even those began to decline over the past three years.”},{“_id”:”Q3WH3JLCGVHL7JUXEXR7UYVLFI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”L2WARQYD7FDOHCEMIIEXEYVNL4″},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/2020-census-georgias-population-has-grown-by-about-a-million-people/4XZT6V2OJFG6ZPJ7AQSLF4NWCU/”,”content”:”2020 Census: Georgia has grown by about 1 million people”},{“_id”:”D3AFGZRGZ5DDVMSN2OYGGK6E24″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393154},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The story here is about young women, whose births are plummeting,” said Caitlin Myers, an economist at Middlebury College who analyzed county-level birth records for The New York Times. “All of a sudden, in the last 10 years, there’s this tremendous transformation.””},{“_id”:”OCDEEM3RNFAPTAX7IL3DVRXEJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393155},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A geographic analysis of Myers’ data offers a clue: The birthrate is falling fastest in places with the greatest job growth — where women have more incentive to wait.”},{“_id”:”QWXZGXXPV5BD7O3EEZRAMWABKQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393156},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In more than two dozen interviews with young women in Phoenix and Denver, some said they felt they could not afford a baby. They cited the costs of child care and housing, and sometimes student debt. Many also said they wanted to get their careers set first and expressed satisfaction that they were exerting control over their fertility — and their lives — in a way their mothers had not.”},{“_id”:”5NGK4QDRR5GR3HCP5UJFKKPFTM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393157},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I can not have a kid and not have to feel bad about it,” said Eboni McFadden, 28, who grew up in rural Missouri and is now two weeks from graduating as a medical technician in Phoenix. “I feel powerful that I can make that decision with my own body. I don’t have to have a kid to be successful or to be a woman.””},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”GLENDALE”,”region”:”AZ”},”caption”:”Eboni McFadden with her dog, Isabelle Franki, at her apartment in Glendale, Arizona. 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(Adriana Zehbrauskas/The New York Times)”,”width”:5100,”_id”:”JGOFCHQR3ZXDYKNJ2EDIOLMFCI”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/NgQXV4-AoMlz7KJDqq9Q3dox02M=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JGOFCHQR3ZXDYKNJ2EDIOLMFCI.jpg”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/NgQXV4-AoMlz7KJDqq9Q3dox02M=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JGOFCHQR3ZXDYKNJ2EDIOLMFCI.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/JGOFCHQR3ZXDYKNJ2EDIOLMFCI.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/NgQXV4-AoMlz7KJDqq9Q3dox02M=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JGOFCHQR3ZXDYKNJ2EDIOLMFCI.jpg”,”expiration_date”:”2021-07-16T14:41:41Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/ox7z9DqXwheU7AjZl4yl8joZcxI=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JGOFCHQR3ZXDYKNJ2EDIOLMFCI.jpg”,”version”:1,”originalName”:”https://www.nytsyn.com/images/feed_support/photos/download/e39ecc90-2cb1-4fb0-8320-614a2e7fa646.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”QYZUBXXSTBABBN2OY2ILYQSGPY”},”created_date”:”2021-06-16T14:41:43Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-20T13:52:01Z”,”slug”:”FALLING BIRTHRATE 3″,”height”:3400},{“_id”:”N737IFOGM5DU3IM26HEPGND3YU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393158},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The annual fertility rate may be dropping — births have fallen for six straight years and declined precipitously during the pandemic — but the share of women who have children by the end of their reproductive years has been climbing. Still, in the past decade, births to women over 30 have not offset the decline for women in their 20s, driving down overall births and leaving an open question: Are young women delaying childbirth or forgoing it altogether?”},{“_id”:”BDAWLEHUSFGA3NQ53TBW2JYLOY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393159},”type”:”text”,”content”:”About child care costs”},{“_id”:”5D5LAI6BRRBYPNOLLIKAPPA73Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393160},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The declines in childbearing over the past decade have varied by region, according to the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Census Bureau. They were greater on the West Coast and in the Mountain West than in the South or Northeast. The large urban counties that have gained the most jobs and population since the recession have seen birthrates fall twice as fast as smaller, rural counties that have not recovered as strongly. The birthrate fell 38% in Denver County and 33% in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.”},{“_id”:”S2VK4KCC6FD4FFVFCCZRDID3HA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”46RCJN6CSZHWRKCMX52UFPXKKY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/china-easing-birth-limits-to-three-children-to-cope-with-aging-society/65Q4E5B7BJDA5FVIF6FJGLFPWA/”,”content”:”China easing birth limits to 3 children to cope with aging society”},{“_id”:”YTJGNDRV6RBN3A5IB5ERXCMP7M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393161},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In economically stagnant places, fertility tends to be higher, and having a child is seen as a primary route to fulfillment.”},{“_id”:”SHXOT4FFWJC4XE6TC55LP4AJIY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393162},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Kara Schoenherr moved to Maricopa County, Arizona, from a small town south of Seattle a few years ago. She was tired of paying $1,500 a month for a house in a town with no stoplight and a drug epidemic. Her friend lived in Phoenix, and she had heard it had lots of good colleges and jobs.”},{“_id”:”6DNHHEPDTRBUDMA2YJNO2JICSI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393163},”type”:”text”,”content”:”She married last year, but she and her husband, a sous-chef at a casino, have been holding off on having children. She will graduate this summer as an aesthetician, doing things such as facials and waxing. But she wants to have a base of clients before having a baby.”},{“_id”:”M5ULKF4755CRPIN27QCPKI6SWI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393164},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I still don’t think I have everything I want to set myself up for success,” said Schoenherr, 27. “I want to have a house and a career first.””},{“_id”:”5HF2IQAPQNCO5ODG5AXTFWF2BA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195759112},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Setting their lives on track”},{“_id”:”7BXTRLXEENG4PEMQRYM3EDNF2U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393165},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The cost of living is adding to her hesitation. Houses in areas that she likes sell overnight with dozens of offers. Day-care rates gave her sticker shock.”},{“_id”:”M5ZASEDIY5DT5B3LKFFAAQ5NQU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393166},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In interviews with women from immigrant families, almost all of them Hispanic, the delay was less about the cost of children than about a desire to set their lives on track.”},{“_id”:”4CX56MTA3FBCZABH4NGPRJRVP4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393167},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Portillo, who is 22, said her immigrant parents had raised her and her three siblings frugally and done fine.”},{“_id”:”2IRMXYJZ45EBVMF7RYHKT77G2M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393168},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“If they did it, I certainly should be able to,” she said.”},{“_id”:”NQLKM6SSIVB3PAD6G46NYARQTA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393169},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Hispanic women, who once had by far the highest fertility of any major racial or ethnic group, have had the single largest drop in fertility of any group, more than a third since 2007. In Arizona, Hispanic women made up approximately 60% of the total decline in births in the state since 2007, according to a University of Arizona analysis.”},{“_id”:”37OVD6UGJVHCJKBEUOIZYPJW2Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195759118},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Miguel Brusuelas, an instructor at GateWay Community College, where Portillo is a student, said that 20 years ago, most of his students in their 20s were single mothers, struggling to make ends meet. Today, far fewer have children, he said. Many have specific career goals for their education. About half of GateWay’s students are Hispanic, and nearly half are the first in their families to go to college.”},{“_id”:”7KEKVXTRJNAXPDEFFDZVIHNIL4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393170},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“What I see now is students looking beyond, ‘OK, I have to pay this bill next week,’” Brusuelas said. “I see them looking into the future.””},{“_id”:”UICVEQD3FBFZTJQDAY2PDCLYDI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”GFG46HDF3RF2XCNRM2UX7MPABM”},”type”:”divider”},{“level”:2,”_id”:”NCGKELSHNBDKDELCRHLGIKC5EA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:”M4K2SNPBLBBP7GEVNWTAPATCRE”},”type”:”header”,”content”:”Fewer unintended pregnancies”},{“_id”:”LDMHAMKDNJA4JKN2PEJIQN3D5Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195759122},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The largest declines in births have been in unintended pregnancies and those to single mothers, Myers found. The birthrate for unmarried women dropped 18%, compared with 11% for married women.”},{“_id”:”T7UK3N5ZSVHI7MIJDVA7L2VRGM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623881393175},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A major reason women are able to be more intentional about when to have children is better access to birth control. Long-acting reversible contraception, such as arm implants and IUDs, have given women new options, and the Affordable Care Act made many of them free.”},{“_id”:”6F7IMOXSGBDXZCVXIBGRIEH25U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”Some women said they wanted to build a career as a way to avoid repeating difficult childhoods. Jakeisha Ezuma grew up on the South Side of Chicago, one of 10 children. Her older sisters, she said, had several children, and for a while in her teens, she wanted nothing more than to become pregnant, too. But she did not. Now 26 and living in Denver, she wants to wait. 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The Wisconsin group helping her with the courses also provided career guidance, moral support, tips on resume writing and interviews, and job contacts.”},{“_id”:”BOQLKCASNBALBKYMX5IHKUCQ3M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635587},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In November, Katchenago was hired as a customer service specialist at a thriving startup based in Madison, Wisconsin. She is making more money than in the past, and she has a full-time job with a career path.”},{“_id”:”IX77MFH6SRA6TN7R5MBACL6YA4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635588},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Without that support,” she said, “I would have been at a loss.””},{“_id”:”VKIHBNTL7RANNBYQPEAW3VQTSY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635589},”type”:”text”,”content”:”What’s happening”},{“_id”:”A6XRUCBPT5EH7JY27M5S7U4JXA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635590},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The nation’s jobs market stands at a somewhat puzzling juncture. There are still 7.6 million fewer people working than before the pandemic. But job openings are at record high levels, too. Some employers are even turning to incentives beyond money, like food and tuition for family members.”},{“_id”:”VETHRIR54JFTNMTVBO5NVM3NNE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635591},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The reasons so many jobs remain unfilled are matters of vigorous and often partisan debate. Some people, including those in the Biden administration, say lingering health concerns and child care duties are holding workers back. 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And then, those freshly skilled people need to be matched to local job opportunities.”},{“_id”:”ODN3G5XRXJDRJCLZCAR3MIVRFY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635594},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Research has shown the effectiveness of programs that are local, personal and focused on addressing the last mile of the labor market. President Joe Biden has endorsed the model. The administration’s jobs plan calls for billions in workforce training including funds for “wraparound services” like counseling.”},{“_id”:”XUHMXCAGHNCD5CKGBHWX4NGESI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635595},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s about seeing connections and building confidence,” said Beth Cobert, chief operating officer of the Markle Foundation, which supports programs to broaden job opportunities. “And you need people to do this, to help close that gap.””},{“_id”:”PT7GTNZIIBFHXDG5A67HBQJIRM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635596},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Who will benefit?”},{“_id”:”DP5HL74SNNEIFKG674V3MACW6Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635597},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Real progress in closing the last-mile gap could potentially benefit millions of Americans, economists say. Navigating the unfamiliar complexity of the labor market can be particularly difficult for the two-thirds of the nation’s workers without four-year college degrees, with low incomes and people of color.”},{“_id”:”CNGSMJXOQVEE3HGEGKKC7IOURQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635598},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The comprehensive training approach has been refined at successful nonprofits that have spent decades dedicated to lifting people into the middle class, including Year Up, Per Scholas and Goodwill. They arrange for assistance with housing, transportation and child care for students, when needed. 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The websites rely on data from Emsi and Burning Glass Technologies, labor market research firms.”},{“_id”:”PBSNJBMNIBBJ7DY6OZ5H5JRDJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635601},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The project is part of an initiative coordinated by the Markle Foundation, which includes corporations, nonprofits and civic groups. Its goal is to improve the livelihoods of unemployed and low-income workers as the economy recovers.”},{“_id”:”TWK32O6YBFHT5H5ESKKCNBHMVQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635602},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We need to really scale up what works well to bridge the social capital and networking gap,” said Stuart Andreason, director of the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity.”},{“_id”:”LQ3JRU5OB5DMHHYKLMEJUNW4FM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635603},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two tech giants, Microsoft and Google, have learned last-mile lessons in their skills-training outreach programs.”},{“_id”:”D7I3DKGTZZFVHPQEIYEPVLDLAI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635604},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In its pandemic program, begun a year ago this month, Microsoft included $20 million to support last-mile organizations in the United States and abroad. Of the millions of people who have started the free courses, about 17% were trained through these local organizations. But they accounted for more than half of those who completed the coursework for certificates in job categories like customer service specialist, project manager and data analyst.”},{“_id”:”3JO3RJCZPBEELH6VT35JOK3J3A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635605},”type”:”text”,”content”:”That evidence, according to Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, makes the case for the Biden administration’s plan to invest more in job counseling by nonprofits, community colleges and local governments.”},{“_id”:”ZL3KJXGN3ZDX5DB7P3BNPENHZQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635606},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s not enough to open the door to digital courses,” Smith said. “You need funding to provide people with mentoring and coaching. That’s critical.””},{“_id”:”KVSFWXYILRH67GJ3MM3NGVCQ4I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635607},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2018, Google began offering a certificate course aimed at preparing people for entry-level tech support jobs.”},{“_id”:”WRJHYNZ7HBHCRMXMJB66T73CUU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635608},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Of the thousands of graduates since then, 59% do not have four-year college degrees and 46% previously had incomes in the bottom third of Americans.”},{“_id”:”SRW6ENL3XVHBDNKY33T7F2DTOI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635609},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Google has also given out more than 20,000 scholarships to job seekers, made through last-mile nonprofits.”},{“_id”:”HSVBWLLKS5ERBBJXLL2TQN6YV4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635610},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This year, Google started three more certificate programs in project management, user experience design and data analysis. Along with tech support, there are nearly 1.3 million job openings in those four occupations in America. Google announced it will grant 100,000 more scholarships over the next three years.”},{“_id”:”W2UJVMEVANB77IURUGJNXYD72M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635611},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“If your goal is economic mobility for folks, you have to do a lot more than create certificates,” said Lisa Gevelber, vice president of Grow with Google, which includes the company’s skills training initiative.”},{“_id”:”MNVVB76XA5BUBFFIUKO66N2RMM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635612},”type”:”text”,”content”:”One big nonprofit Google supports is Goodwill Industries. The group is best known for its stores that sell donated goods, but it also operates more than 600 career centers across the country. In the past few years, Goodwill locations, with support from Google, have offered courses in basic computer skills, as well as the professional track, tech support certificate course.”},{“_id”:”H6CZE2Q725BKNLRNAZLJZYESWY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635613},”type”:”text”,”content”:”How it’s helping”},{“_id”:”C6KBJUXYUZDYTDIFQOKMJV6XUE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635614},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Chelsea Rucker had been living in a shelter for women in Nashville, Tennessee, with her two young daughters. She managed to get a temporary job as an office worker at the local Goodwill center, and while there, learned of the Google tech support course.”},{“_id”:”GXWMVFN3ZNFTVMYKADQ7ISHEOE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635615},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Rucker, 33, started on the self-paced course, but made little progress. A turning point, she said, came when a manager from a nearby Google data center came to the Goodwill offices, described work at Google and job openings.”},{“_id”:”XMXV3WMLFBDPXDR4UE2FUOIFDQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635616},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The connection made, Rucker could see a path to opportunity and her motivation kicked in. She began getting up in the predawn hours to do the Google course work before her daughters awakened. She was hired by Google in January 2019.”},{“_id”:”QDJ72RGJUNATDJWGGEHXLBPABY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624195635617},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Today, Rucker has paid off old debts and bought a three-bedroom house on an acre of land. 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If everything else were equal, then the Clippers-Jazz series would be more basketball art, less anatomy lesson.”},{“_id”:”HFL7VW4FGVATRLKDT6MB3HF7HQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546779},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Instead, injuries are taking a massive toll on this postseason and assuming an almost unnatural importance in the deciding of a champion. Less is not more when the subject is star power, and the NBA is facing a debilitating drain of guys you want to see play right now.”},{“_id”:”T7X2JF2LJZG7DNNAX3SDE6WRW4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546780},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Already, eight All-Stars have missed at least one playoff game — a record I’m told by those who keep such grim actuarial numbers. A ninth, Phoenix guard Chris Paul, is in COVID-19 limbo. (Memo to the complacent: That still is a thing.)”},{“_id”:”6J35HH37HBF5RG7I5RQC7H55BU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546781},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For those still standing — the Hawks very much included — so much will come down to who wins the sprain and strain and tear lottery. Teams like to believe they have some control over decisive factors such as personnel and strategy, but here is a vital variable that truly is a blind draw, guided by a cruel and indifferent Fate. That’s why when Trae Young rests on the bench with his shoulder bubble-wrapped, all of Atlanta aches. Sympathy pain isn’t just for expectant fathers anymore.”},{“_id”:”X5NTEU76Q5HOXIJEKYF2PKWJPE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546782},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It’s always the way of any competition more physically strenuous than chess that injuries play a role. This NBA postseason seems to be taking that to an extreme.”},{“_id”:”TOIU2XYDSBE7HBSWYBVK56PTJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546783},”type”:”text”,”content”:”For instance, in the East, where the Hawks live, the Brooklyn Nets are short-staffed because of an ankle injury to Kyrie Irving. James Harden hasn’t been himself trying to play through hamstring woes. The Big Three there — add Kevin Durant — have played together only eight games this season because of their various pains. They have a viable excuse in their back pocket should they not get past Milwaukee.”},{“_id”:”BQKXRCPUSNFUBDXPCJGLHVZROU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546784},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And in the Hawks’ series against Philadelphia, the overarching question is which Joel Embiid (knee) will we see day-over-day? The unstoppable freight train in 76ers colors? Or the hobbled big man with all the spring and stability of a two-legged barstool?”},{“_id”:”OUO5K5E42RH7VKDTXHUGCBDOS4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546785},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The all-seeing, all-knowing James has laid the injury outbreak at the manicured feet of league leadership and the decision to play a condensed season over an even more condensed schedule. Too many games played with too little rest, said the fellow whose L.A. Lakers couldn’t overcome assorted lower body injuries to Anthony Davis in the first round. It’s all the fault of uncaring capitalism, said the earner of $39 million this season.”},{“_id”:”2XAPJMWT4RDSBDYQ46EQRZZOO4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546786},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It required three installments over the limited framework of Twitter for James to get his point across.”},{“_id”:”EYNDSFZQ3RFU3L5VGYRW6ON6NA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546787},”type”:”text”,”content”:”I’ll summarize for you:”},{“_id”:”PXAO2HZ7SJHSTEIFFOGAVLYFRU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546788},”type”:”text”,”content”:”I told you so.”},{“_id”:”XA2FG4QSOBB4LECVEENFPEWEHE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546789},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Don’t you miss me now?”},{“_id”:”4ET3NQOQYFGOLEYP2WIK24QOCE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546790},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The league countered with its own assertion that the injury rate this season was down a little from the COVID warped season before and in line with the past five years. But, no doubt, injured marquee names such as Boston’s Jaylen Brown (wrist), the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (sprained knee) and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Mike Conley (hamstring) have made that high class of player seem more vulnerable.”},{“_id”:”VS2XHGQZHFEOLFXQXYKGSTIBVY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546791},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Let’s get practical here, with the only question that matters locally: How is any of this likely to affect the Hawks?”},{“_id”:”JPGUYTSGSRGGNP5JFHV455UJNA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546792},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Hawks had their share and more of injury issues all season and can only hope they purged themselves of that plague in advance of the postseason. Can’t say that for sure because every future flight to the basket comes with the threat re-entry poses to any number of joints and ligaments. And, sure enough, on Friday night, Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic sat out the end of the game with a sore knee.”},{“_id”:”OCT24AFAGJAWRL42JPZHGCOPJM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546793},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Of course, they still miss De’Andre Hunter (knee) and all the promise he brings to both ends of the floor. But everyone still playing is grappling with the consequences of a hard season. In relative terms, the Hawks are in better shape than many, pending Bogdanovic’s condition.”},{“_id”:”INGRV5MFUFDKZEAO4GVFKY2BZU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546794},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The right-thinking never wish injury upon an opponent — the cheers from the Hawks crowd when Embiid appeared to tweak his knee in Game 3 embarrassed everyone in attendance and invited karma’s cold vengeance.”},{“_id”:”CXS2FAECMBAYXKZ5BLT232CXSY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624077546795},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On the other hand, if by chance injuries line up in such a way to make your path more promising, you have no choice but to try to take advantage. 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The 24-year-old died late Wednesday when he was dragged by a suspect’s vehicle during a traffic stop on nearby Hickory Road.”},{“_id”:”45N72SKWKBGCHKEVZW76CDXTII”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624072497102},”type”:”text”,”content”:”His death sent shockwaves through the tight-knit community.”},{“_id”:”RCTWOX4G4BHI3EVQAJHEI2P5AQ”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”YVXJLELEJ5FIPOXG4FHFRWXR7I”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-holly-springs-police-officer-killed-during-traffic-stop-suspect-dead/HY3DF5N5DFFOVBFNQMG7KVJX2I/”,”content”:”‘His name will live forever’: Holly Springs mourns officer killed during traffic stop”},{“_id”:”Y4TJK5KPQRB5HGB524UTJJL55Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624071419828},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The mood was somber throughout the night as a Holly Springs patrol car sat empty in the field with Burson’s photo on the windshield. 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The driver, 32-year-old Ernesto Anderson, was unconscious but still breathing when he was taken to the hospital, according to police. The father of four died the following day.”},{“_id”:”C7D3L6CEENAXZJDK2EVE6V5G7E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636730},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators said it appears Anderson lost control of the vehicle on the interstate and crashed into a guardrail after being shot.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”© 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{“locality”:”Atlanta”,”region”:”Georgia”},”caption”:”January 14, 2021 Atlanta: A man was shot to death inside a car on I-85 in DeKalb County on Thursday morning, Jan. 21, 2021 prompting an investigation that closed the interstate for hours. Gunfire from the incident also damaged a nearby Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta building, officials said. 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Investigators believe Howard drove for some time after being shot before crashing into a median wall. A passerby called 911 to report the wreck, police said.”},{“_id”:”WBM3ZYUEEVADBIUBLFC4WBNQIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636740},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two weeks later, 19-year-old Alphonso McCoy was arrested and charged with Howard’s murder.”},{“_id”:”WVLGIPL4SFDVHE5R4XKHOQHRJQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636741},”type”:”text”,”content”:”March 5: A Houston rapper was fatally shot on I-85 in Gwinnett County, according to police.”},{“_id”:”VB5PKOL3VZCR7DNO3EZIBDHSKM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636742},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Chucky Trill, whose legal name was Corey Detiege, was found shot inside a vehicle near the Jimmy Carter Boulevard exit about 3 a.m. and later died at a hospital. He was 33.”},{“_id”:”MKSJ53H74RA2ZEA5YSQ434TBIA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636743},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn, investigators believe the shots were fired into Detiege’s car from another vehicle.”},{“_id”:”KCH5TK6L7JEQZGJAJ4YES2YUPM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636744},”type”:”text”,”content”:”One hour before Detiege was found on the side of I-85, another gunshot victim was being loaded into an ambulance on the side of I-75 in Clayton County. Police responded about 2 a.m. after a shooting was reported in the southbound lanes near the Mt. Zion Boulevard exit, leaving one man injured.”},{“_id”:”UJG53EEJKJEFDBE3GKPID2JS2M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”11″}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636745},”type”:”text”,”content”:”March 6: A man was grazed by a bullet on I-285 in DeKalb County on a Saturday morning when another driver pulled alongside him and opened fire, DeKalb police spokeswoman Officer Elise Wells said.”},{“_id”:”UACMJXHOHBFPBKX4SUEAJZMUEA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636746},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Officers were called to a gas station about 4 a.m. after the man, who was in his 40s, pulled over and called 911. Investigators said the shooting occurred several minutes earlier as the man drove along the Perimeter near Moreland Avenue.”},{“_id”:”JS3HC6ZZP5E23HLMLCPLPBSREE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636747},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The man was treated at a local hospital.”},{“_id”:”D4WCYPLQPNDWNC22XBM4A6DG4E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622214621039},”type”:”text”,”content”:”March 30: Shortly before midnight, Atlanta officers were called to a Pryor Street gas station, where a Stone Mountain man drove after getting shot on the interstate, according to police.”},{“_id”:”WJFBBMIREVAZDBXK3IVMY4ITAI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622214621040},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The man said got onto Interstate 75/85 northbound and somewhere in between Cleveland and University avenues, a dark-colored car pulled up beside them. Then, the man saw a black handgun come out the window and grabbed his passenger and both of them took cover as several shots were fired.”},{“_id”:”E5M2SUS4E5EH7GJ4X66XKPKJ5M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622214621041},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The driver who reported the shooting had graze wounds to his head, according to the police report.”},{“_id”:”NICQPLI6MFGCNL47FYBRE5DL3E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622214621042},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 2: A 29-year-old man was taken to a hospital after he was shot while driving on I-20 in southwest Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”KJK5OMZTSNGLPOD2O7NU2MDSHU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636749},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Authorities closed a lane of I-20 West between Langhorn Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive after the gunfire was reported about 3 a.m.”},{“_id”:”HSW26MYQUNFD7HMHRAX3JXA42I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636750},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to Atlanta police, the victim was able to pull to the side of the interstate and call for help after the shooting. He told police he was driving near Langhorn Street when a red vehicle pulled beside him and someone opened fire.”},{“_id”:”FXDWWB4BQFCCLAU75DXAXHQVQE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636751},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The man was shot at least once and was stable when he was taken to the hospital, police said.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Jason Phillips is recovering after being shot Saturday during a road rage encounter on I-20 in Atlanta.”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:”https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/2HPMTWNTAZDQFGMXVGQ47BCHY4″,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/2HPMTWNTAZDQFGMXVGQ47BCHY4.JPG”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”GoFundMe”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”GoFundMe”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”GoFundMe”}]},”subtitle”:”Fox Bros.”,”width”:694,”creditIPTC”:”GoFundMe”,”_id”:”2HPMTWNTAZDQFGMXVGQ47BCHY4″,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/F_iv2B0IgZ48IxLZi9n0agKbais=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/2HPMTWNTAZDQFGMXVGQ47BCHY4.JPG”,”owner”:”[email protected]”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/F_iv2B0IgZ48IxLZi9n0agKbais=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/2HPMTWNTAZDQFGMXVGQ47BCHY4.JPG”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/2HPMTWNTAZDQFGMXVGQ47BCHY4.JPG”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/F_iv2B0IgZ48IxLZi9n0agKbais=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/2HPMTWNTAZDQFGMXVGQ47BCHY4.JPG”,”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/qF3IsEcwH4QTZlEKAnASdMLgDE8=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/2HPMTWNTAZDQFGMXVGQ47BCHY4.JPG”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”Phillips.JPG”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”ND7R7WSI6FHPPCDCE3UZVWWSTQ”},”created_date”:”2021-04-06T18:35:00Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-04-06T18:35:00Z”,”height”:386,”image_type”:”photograph”},{“_id”:”RCOIFN5EVFGMXOIEAQOCDBW4VA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636753},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 3: Around 3 p.m. on a Saturday, Jason Phillips was on his way to work. That’s when the assistant general manager for Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q said he was the victim of road rage on I-20, near the Downtown Connector.”},{“_id”:”YGD2Z6X7TBGW3K4HCLPEBBFJ2A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636754},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It started when a man driving a white Nissan Maxima cut Phillips off, he said.”},{“_id”:”5PHLEOBARBDFPG3B4KSG3BL2QE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636755},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Like anybody would, I flipped him off,” Phillips told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution days later. “He got up beside me again and his window was down. I looked over and I noticed he was pointing a gun at me.””},{“_id”:”ERFERVYJGFDADDHQWJ6JZILINM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636756},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Phillips never heard the gunshots, but he saw them tear through his SUV and he felt the one that pierced his left thigh. He pulled over and called 911 as two men in the white sedan sped away. At Grady Memorial Hospital, doctors told Phillips how lucky he was to be alive.”},{“_id”:”V5VTYYLW4RA3XIVQZBUZIEO5XQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”15″}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622214621051},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 6: A man told Atlanta he was driving on I-20 near Lee Street when he heard six shots, including one that his Subaru SUV, according to police.”},{“_id”:”C6HEQUCRZJAO3HRZZTJHK6CT6U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622214621052},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The man didn’t see who fired the shots, but told officers he saw a group of juveniles in the area. 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The victim and Clark reportedly both work at the HelloFresh facility located just off I-85 in Newnan, but did not know each other, according to investigators.”},{“_id”:”CF55A4GKMVEQLGAGPD3I3OYHNY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619660613523},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 22: Paulding County investigators believe a dispute between people in two vehicles led to shots being fired, striking a third car, the sheriff’s office said.”},{“_id”:”MVZYTCOFR5HLNJOPSJFVHXTW6Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619660613524},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two cars were traveling east on Macland Road near the intersection of Ida Lane around 5:50 p.m., the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook. That’s when shots were fired from one vehicle to another.”},{“_id”:”ELK2YC4MTVHNHA6T5TLJFQME54″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619660613525},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Those two vehicles turned onto Mount Tabor Church Road and were not spotted again, the sheriff’s office said. But a bullet struck another vehicle, though no one was injured.”},{“_id”:”VYEB4AR2FRFKJNLYXGRB5OP4HU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619660613526},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The two cars involved are believed to be a silver, four-door Nissan and a black sedan, the sheriff’s office said.”},{“_id”:”WAZVLNFPVFE4XFR6TNIIB3C4NY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622214621063},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 24: A Powder Springs man told Atlanta police he was attempting to merge onto I-285 southbound from I-20 when a black Porsche SUV sped up. The man swerved to avoid the Porsche and accelerated to pass the SUV, according to an incident report.”},{“_id”:”R3FMF2WDBZAJVH4Q3RSS6NCNNI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622214621064},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At that point, the Porsche began chasing the man and someone inside began firing shots, police said. The man estimated there were four or five shots, and he had gunshot grazes to his back and his head. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.”},{“_id”:”DJPWW5WYCZCK3MOQX4E3WCPWOA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”20″}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636761},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 25: An Ohio woman told police she was visiting Atlanta when she was shot while in the backseat of a friend’s SUV around 2 a.m.”},{“_id”:”ST5EPFYHLVBIZJC4JELJWS22P4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636762},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Semaj Mounger told investigators she and three friends were on I-75 northbound when the driver of a black Lexus SUV repeatedly flashed his lights at them. As the SUV approached Mounger’s SUV, she heard a gunshot. A rear passenger, Bridgett Ohiembor, had been shot. Mounger drove to Piedmont Hospital, where Ohiembor was in stable condition after being shot in the hip.”},{“_id”:”7YFHZGDKBJBW5PPVMFRUH2OVPI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619632636763},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators checked the interstate in the area where the woman was shot but were unable to locate a shell casing. No cameras were located in the area, an Atlanta police report states.”},{“_id”:”CHYGBGDTD5ER5MLOK2M7XPH5DQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619797298573},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 29: Investigators believe a man was shot as he traveled on I-20 westbound near downtown Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”T7U7YBIQTRD2DD462GJYTZLNLU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619797298574},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Shortly before 5 p.m., officers were called to Forsyth Street, where they found a man inside a car with an apparent gunshot wound, Atlanta police said. The man was on I-20 westbound near Windsor Street when he was shot, according to police.”},{“_id”:”LEKSOCLRIJAMNKCM6X2MIRLFSM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619797298575},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The injured man, whose name was not released, was alert when he was taken to a hospital for treatment.”},{“_id”:”SZT3CYI6QNBI3CBP5PIUNVSZYE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619797298576},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators believe the suspect was in a black sedan, possibly a Dodge. The shooting remains under investigation.”},{“_id”:”Z7NCWULNRFA5BL4BAUMYJ45TZA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619912011974},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 1: An Athens man was killed and another was injured during a suspected road rage shooting on a Barrow County highway, authorities said.”},{“_id”:”KL7526CQL5BP3BNLE7QKG4TW7I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619912011975},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Barrow deputies responded to a 911 call shortly after midnight and discovered two men shot inside a car near the westbound lanes of Ga. 316, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in a news release.”},{“_id”:”54X2SKERAREJNORKMSPBMMER5Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1619912011976},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Ketravian Tyvon Cole, 20, had been shot multiple times near Jackson Trail Road and was pronounced dead at the scene. A second Athens man was rushed to the hospital, authorities said. His condition wasn’t immediately available.”},{“_id”:”GMEFGAVOKFHUVDFQQBPAGFKC3Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621002286270},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 4: A man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times and crashing his car on a busy DeKalb County highway, police said.”},{“_id”:”5CP75QADCVHK7AZ5364YIBLXDM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621002286271},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. along U.S. 78 near North Druid Hills Road, authorities said. DeKalb police responded to a call about a wreck, but arrived to find a man inside the wrecked car with multiple gunshot wounds, a department spokeswoman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.”},{“_id”:”7K5RDCWITNGCNBSWJZVHQYVQMM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621002286272},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators do not believe it was a road-rage incident.”},{“_id”:”QAHDEYHZWZHGTHSYJ4C5EOEN4Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621263957736},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 8: At around 7 p.m., Atlanta officers were dispatched to the intersection of Mangum and Mitchell streets, where they located a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators believe the woman got into a verbal altercation with a man driving a white SUV. The man fired at least one shot, hitting the woman.”},{“_id”:”PHAQAK5GHRGWRFKEE5T4BC6C2A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621263957737},”type”:”text”,”content”:”She was alert while being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to police.”},{“_id”:”CN3AISYZ5JCBLGMVXWMAH4OOWM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”25″}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621263957738},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 14: Atlanta officers were called to a Burger King on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway at about 1:20 a.m. where they found a man who had been shot, police said.”},{“_id”:”TLJCEG53GBFO7DC2AXZFMHKEMU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621263957739},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Authorities said the man was driving four others on I-20 near I-285 when someone in another car began shooting at him.”},{“_id”:”24B2YT2HSZHQTKKQNMKKHWWQBY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621263957740},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The driver was struck once, but none of his passengers were injured, according to police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant.”},{“_id”:”LJCIGJWDQBBYFGV3OWAMHVFMCM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621359880371},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 17: Around 1:30 a.m., Atlanta officers were called to the Buford Highway connector and Sidney Marcus Boulevard on a report of a person shot. There, officers found a man inside a vehicle who had been shot, according to police.”},{“_id”:”QBI6CLLRNZEGXNQCCTVHTTFCKQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621359880372},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators believe the man, Mayco Rodrique, had been a passenger in a vehicle on Ga. 400 when someone in another vehicle started shooting, according to police. He died from his injuries.”},{“_id”:”5TP6CAPQCZF7RCNC37SC53VM7A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622643825838},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Rodrique was a father of six and a grandfather of two, his wife said in the days after his death.”},{“_id”:”MHNDJ6MAF5GU5NUF52HBZTX3RI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622643825839},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“He found God. And he made a big change,” Kanika Chavis Rodrique told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He had a second chance with his grandchildren and he was making a difference.””},{“_id”:”D5QWVAQBJVHPRFIVUYJ6IOWQXI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622643825841},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 20: A Lyft passenger was critically injured after being shot while in the northbound lanes of I-85 by a man sitting behind him in the back seat, according to police.”},{“_id”:”6N6IXIGM5FHYFJ2LBAGP2XVINA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622643825842},”type”:”text”,”content”:”His Lyft driver stopped near the Cleveland Avenue exit in southwest Atlanta when the shot rang out. The driver reportedly told officers he picked up three passengers and was taking them to their destination when a man riding in the back seat pulled out a gun and shot the passenger in the front. After the shooting, the gunman and the third passenger, a woman, got out and ran across the interstate, police said.”},{“_id”:”M4XH3XWVMREW5LQHH26PU4F47Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622643825843},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Nearly a week later, Paris Carter, 22, and Raylene McDaniels, 24, were arrested by U.S. Marshals in Pennsylvania, police said in a statement. They are both charged with attempted murder in the shooting.”},{“_id”:”CUDVRWIZM5GLPGZCDWFF3ACX6I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622643825844},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 26: Drivers were stuck on I-285 for nearly three hours while DeKalb County police investigated a late-night shooting on the interstate.”},{“_id”:”QVAZ3CIE3ZGJPPYOU3WO4JGM7I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622643825845},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Sheikevious Young was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being shot near the Church Street exit, according to police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent. The 21-year-old Young died from her injuries on June 1, according to police.”},{“_id”:”I4KBSZJZOBCINFBINMAJVLN5SU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622768428099},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Detectives are seeking anyone that was in the area around 11:49 p.m. May 26 that may be able to assist in the investigation.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Carmen Lee, 25, died after being shot to death inside her car Saturday night in Doraville, according to police.”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:”https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ”,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”Family photo”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”Family photo”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Family photo”}]},”subtitle”:”Woman, 25, shot to death inside car in Doraville”,”width”:1000,”creditIPTC”:”Family photo”,”_id”:”4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/sdn_c8oifLdkD_eGyIgkAgMqPjE=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg”,”owner”:”[email protected]”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/sdn_c8oifLdkD_eGyIgkAgMqPjE=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/sdn_c8oifLdkD_eGyIgkAgMqPjE=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg”,”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/-I2g-OCVE1B2vcTOzuLWZq4SG1w=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4YNY36IDOFE3XGLTCLMTAUAZQQ.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”CarmenLee.jpg_web.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”RTKJ2L3JHBHXVJJQEOIC2OWXSQ”},”created_date”:”2021-06-02T18:38:42Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-02T18:38:42Z”,”height”:563,”image_type”:”photograph”},{“_id”:”GIXFN5FWZNDGVP6HUOWHI7Y2VQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622647835121},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 29: Around 9:30 p.m., a Doraville police officer checked on a car stopped in the wall lane of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, just south of Tilly Mill Road. Inside, the officer found a woman in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound, according to Doraville police. Officers found the gunshot wound while trying to render aid to her. She died at the scene.”},{“_id”:”23VUN4LRIFDXPBCAEKCNK2XGUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622647835122},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On a GoFundMe page created to assist the family with funeral expenses, the woman was identified as Carmen Lee, a 2018 graduate of the University of Georgia.”},{“_id”:”Q7ADRCXYVFG55DEMDJ5EAP52DI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622647835124},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Doraville Police Department is asking anyone who may have been traveling along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard around that time to contact investigators by calling 770-455-1000 or via doravillepolice.us/online-services.”},{“_id”:”LMC7YFV3UFENZBOQLBLRI22J5M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”30″}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622647835125},”type”:”text”,”content”:”June 1: At 9:25 p.m., investigators were called to a three-vehicle crash on I-285 eastbound and the Riverdale Road exit ramp in College Park. At the scene, officers determined two men inside a BMW had been shot multiple times before crashing into two other vehicles. Both men died from their injuries. They were identified as Alessander Bryant, 31, and 22-year-old Marquise Flores.”},{“_id”:”GOLQWWSV4FCP7CLAOPQXFEIRYY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1622646572004},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Those inside the two vehicles hit by the BMW were injured, but are expected to survive. The College Park police department said the incident was the apparent result of road rage. A fourth vehicle, believed to be the shooting suspect’s vehicle, was not located.”},{“_id”:”CP3OYLF7Q5B6VNAFXC5Q4IGU6A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623169514069},”type”:”text”,”content”:”June 3: An Austell man was arrested after he allegedly fired two shots at a woman’s car as she drove in Marietta, according to police.”},{“_id”:”OOMCBVU3GNESJNSZGGOHKQQFV4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623186848069},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A bullet hit the left front tire of the woman’s 2017 Honda Civic, causing the tire to blow and damaging the hubcap, an arrest warrant states. Keshun Burns was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage, terroristic threats, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony, record show.”},{“_id”:”YGZ54TI5DNCF7JUNYGEJLO2APA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624048163956},”type”:”text”,”content”:”June 4: No one was injured in the shooting, which happened around 9:25 a.m. near the intersection of Old Roswell and Holcomb Bridge roads, according to Officer Tim Lupo with Roswell police. But a driver’s van was damaged by the gunfire.”},{“_id”:”PVSOUSFI7REXVPPRWPHWKTF6FU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624048163957},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators believe a gray sedan pulled up along the right side of the van and someone fired at least one round from a handgun. The suspect then drove west on Holcomb Bridge Road, Lupo said in an emailed statement.”},{“_id”:”FHYZLFXELNHRLDZ5GA6WRGJLWY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623169514071},”type”:”text”,”content”:”June 7: A man was injured in DeKalb County after an altercation between people in two different cars on Columbia Drive led to gunfire and a wreck.”},{“_id”:”KGQZXIJCD5HHZH6AP2IZB6S6NM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623169514072},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The shooting took place just before 12:30 a.m., DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent said. Two cars were driving along Columbia near the intersection with Memorial Drive when gunshots erupted between them.”},{“_id”:”PBRSV2YH5VBJDEICUCISOANX2Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623679028318},”type”:”text”,”content”:”One driver was hit in the shoulder, causing him to crash into an SUV in front of him. The man was taken to the hospital and was stable, Vincent said. His identity has not been released.”},{“_id”:”IDJCIQ4FTVCHNMUY6ECK4KZBS4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”34″}],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624048163961},”type”:”text”,”content”:”June 14: A woman was injured when someone pulled beside her vehicle on I-85 and started shooting.”},{“_id”:”X7Y5JPIQRFARVBUQ4JCSXTM4PU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624048163962},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Preliminary investigation found that the victim was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on I-85 with a black sedan pulled alongside of the vehicle and someone began shooting,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said. “The victim was wounded, and the driver pulled over. The suspect vehicle fled.””},{“_id”:”HXOAR56CXBH6FK5S6WPKGC4YMY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624048163963},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The victim, whose name was not released, was stable when she was taken to a hospital.”},{“_id”:”QY7T7DTH5NBODCU5UBBUGG6KFY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624048163964},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The shooting investigation shut down the northbound lanes of the interstate just before the Ga. 400 split, causing hours of heavy delays through Midtown Atlanta. The lanes were closed from 4:45 until 6:45 a.m. while police were at the scene.”},{“_id”:”WDGLMD65IBBWZCH3O5QQVP56N4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”June 18: A driver was injured after he left a legendary Atlanta strip club when trouble broke out and shots were fired at his vehicle on I-20, police said.”},{“_id”:”K2LUI4H2NJG2HJM6WXWOD6F6LQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Friday’s shooting was reported about 1:20 a.m. in the area of Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard. According to Atlanta police, the victim said he left the Magic City club on Forsyth Street after a dispute broke out.”},{“_id”:”ALLJ5PIJ4RHXND6BAM534GPRAA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The victim left the nightclub and was driving on I-20 near H.E. 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The fatal shooting brought traffic to a standstill about 5:15 a.m. just north of the Brookwood interchange. All lanes were shut down for about four hours as police investigated, leading to massive delays in Midtown, Buckhead and all through the northern suburbs, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Drivers stuck behind the closure did not move for more than two hours before authorities began turning cars around. Backups stretched all the way to the Ga. 400 merge. An off-duty Jonesboro police officer discovered a dark-colored sedan near the entrance to I-75 North about 5:15 a.m. and found two men with gunshot wounds inside, Atlanta police Capt. Jason Smith said from the scene. One man was pronounced dead. The other was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and survived his injuries. The officer initially thought he had come across a wreck, but quickly called for backup and tried to help the victims, Smith said. It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday morning where the shots were fired from. Detectives are still working to piece together what prompted the fatal shooting and identify a suspect. 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The fatal shooting brought traffic to a standstill about 5:15 a.m. just north of the Brookwood interchange. All lanes were shut down for about four hours as police investigated, leading to massive delays in Midtown, Buckhead and all through the northern suburbs, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Drivers stuck behind the closure did not move for more than two hours before authorities began turning cars around. Backups stretched all the way to the Ga. 400 merge. An off-duty Jonesboro police officer discovered a dark-colored sedan near the entrance to I-75 North about 5:15 a.m. and found two men with gunshot wounds inside, Atlanta police Capt. Jason Smith said from the scene. One man was pronounced dead. The other was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and survived his injuries. The officer initially thought he had come across a wreck, but quickly called for backup and tried to help the victims, Smith said. It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday morning where the shots were fired from. Detectives are still working to piece together what prompted the fatal shooting and identify a suspect. Smith said detectives are trying to interview the surviving victim to find out exactly what happened. “This does not appear to be a random act,” Smith said. “It appears to be a dispute that had escalated.” All lanes reopened about 9:15 a.m. when police finally cleared the crime scene. “We always hate when we have to do that,” Smith said when asked about shutting down the interstate. “Unfortunately, we have to make sure that we process the crime scene appropriately, and it does take time.” (John Spink / [email protected])rrr”,”type”:”image”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/JSJ7MUBYUMJTSSERXGHTAOXYQQ.jpg”,”height”:1918}},{“content_elements”:[{“_id”:”L63M64RGLZFADLI7ROQABIRE3Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878487},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A woman from Marietta was identified Friday as the eighth suspect in the ongoing and widening investigation into the death of a rideshare driver from Georgia.”},{“_id”:”P67R4SC7SZE55O4AW5UZ3NXFRQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878488},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Maria Katherine Chavez Encarnacion, 28, is wanted on a charge of murder in the slaying of Rossana Delgado, whose body was found April 20 in a mountain cabin in Gilmer County, nearly 100 miles from her Barrow County home.”},{“_id”:”QNTK6G5FLVFEPFOEJFGDIPEUA4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878489},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Delgado, a 37-year-old married mother of two, was working as a rideshare driver April 16 when she was reported missing, her husband told Channel 2 Action News. He was able to track Delgado’s cellphone to a home in Decatur, where he said he found a mask with blood on it, the news station reported.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”The body of 37-year-old Rossana Delgado was found in Gilmer County.”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:”https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/UJDYDZ3CRJH5VDWM5DS6CRCONU”,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/UJDYDZ3CRJH5VDWM5DS6CRCONU.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”GBI”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”GBI”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”GBI”}]},”subtitle”:”Gilmer missing”,”width”:1000,”creditIPTC”:”GBI”,”_id”:”UJDYDZ3CRJH5VDWM5DS6CRCONU”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/PrUPMXxWQypPGFMbENAR9DZGpO4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/UJDYDZ3CRJH5VDWM5DS6CRCONU.jpg”,”owner”:”[email protected]”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/PrUPMXxWQypPGFMbENAR9DZGpO4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/UJDYDZ3CRJH5VDWM5DS6CRCONU.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/UJDYDZ3CRJH5VDWM5DS6CRCONU.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/PrUPMXxWQypPGFMbENAR9DZGpO4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/UJDYDZ3CRJH5VDWM5DS6CRCONU.jpg”,”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/w4s1V09AsaPx-mZ7SuQHvREu6GM=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/UJDYDZ3CRJH5VDWM5DS6CRCONU.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”gilmer.JPG_web.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”LXNV5GUJLZBZFPFDATCNVWA4Y4″},”created_date”:”2021-04-26T22:37:42Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-04-26T22:37:42Z”,”height”:563,”image_type”:”photograph”},{“_id”:”QRMP2YEZM5EYJGBAZNA6EKEIOI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878491},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According the GBI, Delgado was last seen on security footage with another woman at Plaza Fiesta, a Latin shopping mall on Buford Highway in Brookhaven. Agents have identified Carolina Jazmin Rodriguez-Ramirez, 28, of Oklahoma, as the woman shopping with Delgado at Ross and the Mercado Fresco supermarket the day she disappeared.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Carolina Jazmin Rodriguez-Ramirez”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:”https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/LZQKMWQJJJCX5CKJIKERLK4RFU”,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/LZQKMWQJJJCX5CKJIKERLK4RFU.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”GBI”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”GBI”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”GBI”}]},”subtitle”:”Carolina Jazmin Rodriguez-Ramirez”,”width”:1200,”creditIPTC”:”GBI”,”_id”:”LZQKMWQJJJCX5CKJIKERLK4RFU”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/8YySrC8t1oSAFdCMws5euOEIfv4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/LZQKMWQJJJCX5CKJIKERLK4RFU.jpg”,”owner”:”[email protected]”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/8YySrC8t1oSAFdCMws5euOEIfv4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/LZQKMWQJJJCX5CKJIKERLK4RFU.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/LZQKMWQJJJCX5CKJIKERLK4RFU.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/8YySrC8t1oSAFdCMws5euOEIfv4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/LZQKMWQJJJCX5CKJIKERLK4RFU.jpg”,”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/4cOrc-qZcJXfYFNL3YiOaHVq93o=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/LZQKMWQJJJCX5CKJIKERLK4RFU.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”Carolina Jazmin Rodriguez-Ramirez.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”A7L45N5IM5DFHFB3YR7DEEMUJM”},”created_date”:”2021-05-26T21:54:43Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-05-26T21:54:43Z”,”height”:628,”image_type”:”photograph”},{“_id”:”XCWZFC7CWNDSFEZO4YGLSXXBYE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878493},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Rodriguez-Ramirez and two other murder suspects — 35-year-old Juan Ayala-Rodriguez of Gainesville and 29-year-old Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez of Oklahoma City — are still at large. Three others were arrested May 15 in Mexico.”},{“_id”:”B3JAFA2ZZJARHB46P24X4GWPO4″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”FDNDSNHXHFAZTBNN2A35EICQNU”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/3-connected-to-rideshare-drivers-murder-arrested-in-mexico-gbi-says/IH2P5TCKRFC27BW6327FCJBGQ4/”,”content”:”3 connected to rideshare driver’s slaying arrested in Mexico, GBI says”},{“_id”:”JMFGZLVADZBW5G4YO222AR3PSI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878495},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Megan Colone, 30, was taken into custody while traveling with her children. Oscar Manuel Garcia, 26, and Cobb County resident Juan Antonio Vega, 25, were apprehended together. All three were taken to Texas detention facilities and are awaiting extradition to Georgia to face murder charges, according to the GBI.”},{“_id”:”436KJPY4FFCKLIPDNRBWQI66OA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878496},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Colone’s children were safely returned to the U.S. during her arrest, the state agency said.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Authorities believe Juan Ayala-Rodriguez (from left), Oscar Garcia, Mario Alberto Barbosa-Juarez and Megan Colone were all involved in the murder.”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:”https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/MVHV4HVZTNECFNVG2JHVQP5WVI”,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/MVHV4HVZTNECFNVG2JHVQP5WVI.png”,”geo”:{},”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”GBI”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”GBI”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”GBI”}]},”subtitle”:”murder suspects gbi”,”width”:530,”creditIPTC”:”Georgia Bureau of Investigation”,”_id”:”MVHV4HVZTNECFNVG2JHVQP5WVI”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/WZTH1TnxaCMIFGwhGaeSqiV-_v8=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/MVHV4HVZTNECFNVG2JHVQP5WVI.png”,”owner”:”[email protected]”,”comments”:[],”keywords”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/WZTH1TnxaCMIFGwhGaeSqiV-_v8=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/MVHV4HVZTNECFNVG2JHVQP5WVI.png”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/MVHV4HVZTNECFNVG2JHVQP5WVI.png”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/WZTH1TnxaCMIFGwhGaeSqiV-_v8=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/MVHV4HVZTNECFNVG2JHVQP5WVI.png”,”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/FDBhPJkn1CkPyg5Rihw1DFK295s=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/MVHV4HVZTNECFNVG2JHVQP5WVI.png”,”version”:1,”originalName”:”Screen Shot 2021-04-25 at 10.51.49 AM.png”,”mime_type”:”image/png”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”XGPOQXKNM5F53PKTWQSQPONMKU”},”created_date”:”2021-04-25T14:54:30Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-04-26T16:17:11Z”,”height”:339,”image_type”:”photograph”},{“_id”:”UMWWNDIDYNG4FDWKF7PMGAQVFY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878498},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Another suspect, 28-year-old Calvin Harvard of Covington, was previously arrested on charges of tampering with evidence and theft by receiving stolen property. Additional charges are expected against Harvard, the GBI said.”},{“_id”:”Z2APM7ZNH5DM3LAXMPIEPUG55E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878499},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Details in the case have been limited. Authorities have not released Delgado’s cause of death or said why they believe she traveled to the cabin in Cherry Log, a small community in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Her body was found by Gilmer sheriff’s deputies during a wellness check, although it was not clear what prompted the check.”},{“_id”:”ZB6PAW3SQFCKVHKA4LHVPERVUM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878500},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The GBI was called in, according to the sheriff’s office, and only later was the victim identified as Delgado. Investigators have seized two vehicles belonging to two suspects, a white Ford F-150 and white Buick Regal, as well as Delgado’s red Ford Focus.”},{“_id”:”WRRGUG5FRZG4BDE4VSPIMAK4B4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878501},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A motive for Delgado’s slaying has not been released, and the GBI has not said how all eight suspects were linked to the death.”},{“_id”:”T7WL5QCHNZGURNY47IF3RFAOFY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878502},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Authorities believe the four remaining suspects, including the Marietta woman, are in Mexico. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the GBI or call 911.”},{“_id”:”6EI76GTIPJAEVEASHKZXBAO6BY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878503},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at the GBI’s tips website, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.”},{“_id”:”IYT4OPN6OJENBF3JC5EXBTPVUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624047878504},”type”:”text”,”content”:”— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates.”}],”display_date”:”2021-06-18T20:31:17.315Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Marietta woman is 8th suspect identified in rideshare driver’s slaying “},”first_publish_date”:”2021-06-18T13:51:04.895Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“AmpNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:null,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”TopNav”:null,”TopicsBar”:null,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“AmpNav”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”TopicsBar”:[]},”order”:{“AmpNav”:1001,”default”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”ComposerNav”:1135}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”tags”:[{“text”:”breaking-news.ajc”},{“text”:”crime-news.ajc”},{“text”:”publicsafety.ajc”},{“text”:”atlanta-now”},{“text”:”teamjennifer”},{“text”:”georgia news”},{“text”:”georgia-news.ajc”},{“text”:”ajc top news”},{“text”:”dekalb county”},{“text”:”atlanta-news-metro.ajc”}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”}},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-06-18T20:31:17.518Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/marietta-woman-is-8th-suspect-identified-in-rideshare-drivers-slaying/HTHZLZNXMJEYZE6S6JHUWEAEQU/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”GBI”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”GBI”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”GBI”}]},”subtitle”:”murder suspect”,”width”:1000,”caption”:”Maria Katherine Chavez Encarnacion, 28, of Marietta, is wanted on a murder charge in the slaying of Rossana Delgado. 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In some cases, consumers did not realize they had been duped until they showed up at the rental counter to learn there was no record of their reservation.”},{“_id”:”SRAL4S3LRNGCLJ4C5KI7R4XLEQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002120},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The sequence may start when a shopper searches online for a general term like “cheap rental cars,” said Amy Nofziger, director of victim support for the AARP Fraud Watch Network. They call the number that shows up in the search, thinking it belongs to a legitimate rental company, but it turns out to be a fake.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810301}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/JABuchanan/status/853004047267373056″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”YLD5XPNTWFFCNFPLJFKYDOMQ6A”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Jean Buchanan”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/JABuchanan/status/853004047267373056″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/JABuchanan”,”width”:550,”html”:”California man accused of setting up fake car rental website for scam that caused Enterprise $600,000 loss. https://t.co/CslkXQyBQ2— Jean Buchanan (@JABuchanan) April 14, 2017nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/JABuchanan/status/853004047267373056″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810301},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”7RE4XEU7ZBGQ3EV66YVJHGGHWU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002121},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The fake rental agency typically will insist that the caller reserve by paying with a gift card or prepaid debit card, saying there is a special promotion or discount associated with the card.”},{“_id”:”2G66P4NVFNGTZEZP32EVAGVXWI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002122},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Once the caller buys a card and relays its PIN to the bogus agency, the criminal can quickly convert the card to cash, and the consumer is left without the money or a car.”},{“_id”:”IJ236TJ375FK5GVIGDBF3NSHXM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002123},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It may be hard to understand why someone would fall for such a trick, but criminals are skilled at playing on people’s emotions, Nofziger said. People may not have realized that it is costly to rent a car this year and are worried about finding an affordable vehicle and taking their family on vacation.”},{“_id”:”MT33GFHS3RDGNCGQQD5NCX3OIA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”44R2QHRBCJFEFEYI7FALEE55SY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/used-car-sales-are-soaring-making-it-a-great-time-to-consider-selling/Y3T2T52NEJGOJPOFFNCJTJLUW4/”,”content”:”Now is a great time to sell your old car”},{“_id”:”Y4RN6OGSUNE4VHT3BRPI3BGRZA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002124},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Complaints on the Better Business Bureau’s website indicate the scams involve both no-name companies and impersonators posing as representatives of brand-name outlets. Reported losses range from $200 to $800.”},{“_id”:”YUPXH6HJURBH7AIVKXIDYJW754″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002125},”type”:”text”,”content”:”One of the complaints, from early June, involved a call to a company purporting to be Budget. The consumer paid $280 on a prepaid Visa card. When he could not reach the number again — the line was repeatedly busy — he found and called the actual Budget number and was told that no reservation had been booked and that he should report the fraud to the authorities.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810308}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/KickingUpDust/status/1233217784043188227″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”AKPUX2M7G5DO5IDQA7N2NR6Z6E”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Skip To My Que”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/KickingUpDust/status/1233217784043188227″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/KickingUpDust”,”width”:550,”html”:”The big wave in auto theft right now is using a stolen credit cards with a fake id at a car rental place to rent a car and never return it.— Skip To My Que (@KickingUpDust) February 28, 2020nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/KickingUpDust/status/1233217784043188227″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810308},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”HTXKDSAYGFGVXLENS4QX7TVS5M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002126},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Another complaint, in late May, said a company that the consumer believed to be Alamo had “pretended to rent me a car only to take my money and stop answering the phone.””},{“_id”:”XKNPWW2MM5DG7J7WBRZP3PNEWM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002127},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The bottom line is that, always, the car doesn’t exist,” said Claire Rosenzweig, chief executive of the Better Business Bureau serving metropolitan New York.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810311}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/Deplorable4444/status/1400976077716140033″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”QGLA2D63IFGIVA6ZC5ITRS7F3U”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Derrick”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/Deplorable4444/status/1400976077716140033″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/Deplorable4444″,”width”:550,”html”:”I'm starting to wonder if Dollar car rental is a scam. Impossible to talk to a human being, can't confirm a reservation made through a 3rd party, and this is causing a lot of undue stress. Can someone from @DollarCars dm me?— Derrick (@Deplorable4444) June 5, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/Deplorable4444/status/1400976077716140033″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810311},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”T7N6PZVDJBGKTHXIYFYWFXLC4A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002128},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Enterprise Holdings, which includes the Enterprise, Alamo and National brands, does not consider these cases to be “prevalent” but has had recent reports of “some gift card-related issues,” a spokeswoman for the company, Lisa Martini, said in an email. Enterprise alerted customers about the gift-card scheme in March.”},{“_id”:”LOTGLRDLVZDYHMONJWIHXVGICM”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”AFHA676JUFATLF5X2CPCDSTOQE”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/business/hartsfield-jackson-to-waive-landing-fees-cut-rent-for-concessionaires/FYZZGIZBGZA3NDGQWCX3ARMQTQ/”,”content”:”Atlanta airport to waive landing fees, cut rent for concessionaires”},{“_id”:”7CDIMK4Z3ZD4HKSIHVSWIO77NQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002129},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Enterprise accepts prepaid cards as payment only at the end of a rental and will not ask for payment information or card numbers over the phone, Martini said. Prepaying for a reservation may be an option but is never mandatory. “A website that requires payment or asks for the purchase of a gift card, and to provide the card number and PIN, should cause alarm,” she said.”},{“_id”:”CKJ7JBDNXRBGPGI3BJR6JCGL6Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002130},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Similarly, Hertz “will never ask you for prepaid card details over the phone as these cards are ONLY accepted at time of return,” its website says.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810316}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/OhioDFI/status/1405511531068989446″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”7OUIYBJ67FH4ZJEJMVF5JU4XRQ”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Division of Financial Institutions”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/OhioDFI/status/1405511531068989446″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/OhioDFI”,”width”:550,”html”:”A legitimate car rental company will not request a gift card or prepaid debit card for payment. Learn the red flags for spotting this new scam and how to seek help if you've been a victim. https://t.co/OCLiN9eAmK— Division of Financial Institutions (@OhioDFI) June 17, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/OhioDFI/status/1405511531068989446″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810316},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”XMXVMUENFRBI3K33KBU2FNKIHA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002131},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Here are some questions and answers about renting a car this summer:”},{“_id”:”QMIK7LLSH5FOLH5SWSHPDPLDAQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002132},”type”:”text”,”content”:”How can I avoid a rental car scam?”},{“_id”:”6W3C5LKJF5CRPCK3VP6XWFV4UM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002133},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A demand for prepayment with a gift card or prepaid debit card should be an immediate red flag, Nofziger said. “No legitimate car rental company will ask you to prepay with a gift card.””},{“_id”:”EYGR2K23VVGRTG36EO4C2R7XXI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002134},”type”:”text”,”content”:”If you are suspicious about a promotion, go directly to the rental company’s official website and find the customer service number. “Call the company directly to make sure the deal is real,” the Better Business Bureau said.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810321}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/BBBWesternVA/status/1403119292812570624″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”QJ64YZ5KKNAIHDY725AQK7EQPE”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”BBB Serving Western VA”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/BBBWesternVA/status/1403119292812570624″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/BBBWesternVA”,”width”:550,”html”:”Fake car rental scams and fake airline sites have become prolific lately. If you search for cheap airline tickets or car rental business precede with caution. https://t.co/d2L6JFQvy0 pic.twitter.com/vPlOWC39hW— BBB Serving Western VA (@BBBWesternVA) June 10, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/BBBWesternVA/status/1403119292812570624″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810321},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”BPLU3ZSIPVBYZDI2A6E2GFN2BA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002135},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When renting a car, always pay with a credit card if possible, Wu said. Credit cards offer protections if you are the victim of fraud.”},{“_id”:”L26Q7ZDERZC4LIG3LR5BUZWR3I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002136},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Federal Trade Commission also offers general tips for car rentals on its website.”},{“_id”:”NF52OHR57BCKPG5SMHY7ZL7XXE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002137},”type”:”text”,”content”:”How can I get the car I want — affordably — for my vacation?”},{“_id”:”FGL5U6ON2JHDVM7OIKY4CAJDQM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002138},”type”:”text”,”content”:”If your summer travel plans include a rental car, it is best not to wait until the last minute. AutoSlash, a rental car discount website, recommends booking now for Fourth of July rentals.”},{“_id”:”HD3HXKIXGNEG7H5KVXQI6CAFVM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002139},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Usually, people reserve a car at the end of trip planning. But this year, travel experts are recommending that consumers research prices and availability and book ground transportation first, or at least at the same time they buy a plane ticket.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810327}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/Hertz/status/1400439301876457479″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”PF2FL5XNSNEZJFURP4LY4JTXBU”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Hertz”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/Hertz/status/1400439301876457479″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/Hertz”,”width”:550,”html”:”“Here’s to firsts! We’re moving into our first house with our first dog — and it’s our first time renting a cargo van with Hertz. We’re enjoying the drive toward more firsts and fond memories.”Book a right-sized cargo van, right near you at https://t.co/hA9j19dT1b pic.twitter.com/rwpaFwbk3v— Hertz (@Hertz) June 3, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/Hertz/status/1400439301876457479″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810327},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”GRJLANXZRBGNZOSUXXPVGMV6NU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002140},”type”:”text”,”content”:”You may need to be flexible on the type of car you rent, particularly in popular travel spots. Sedans may be more plentiful than minivans.”},{“_id”:”TEX4OOCJ7FA6FKGBYFQPOLPFBQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002141},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Consider renting at locations away from the airport, which are generally cheaper. You may have to take a cab or hail a ride to the rental office, but the savings may be worth the hassle. Various membership organizations, like AAA and AARP, offer rental car discounts as perks. There is generally a membership fee, but it may be worth it.”},{“_id”:”BMBE2U2XQJC23POV4TQU5SYB5E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002142},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Joining a rental company’s loyalty program may snag you a discount, and can at least help you avoid waiting at the counter. Most basic versions are free to join.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810331}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/SMCUMitchell/status/1404819756557824003″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”Q37LZLKXRZFB5KO3E2T2DPCQSM”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Mitchell Oster”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/SMCUMitchell/status/1404819756557824003″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/SMCUMitchell”,”width”:550,”html”:”With everything opening, are you planning a trip? If you need a car rental, be careful of scams. Low supply is making people creative and desperate. Look out for scams. h/t @FTC https://t.co/oVupR8sXQM— Mitchell Oster (@SMCUMitchell) June 15, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/SMCUMitchell/status/1404819756557824003″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810331},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”XFT33BVJUFEV3HD4QZKVEUWZUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002143},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Some companies offer employees a corporate discount even when booking travel for personal use, so it is worth checking with your employer.”},{“_id”:”ISN35KLECRG5JHVGNFDSURHEQU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002144},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And if all else fails, this just may be the year to drive your own car to your vacation destination.”},{“_id”:”5EGMDDBGPZCQPMAHXGDDF57KHE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002145},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Why are rental cars in tight supply?”},{“_id”:”G3RYRV7I7NE55GAN7LNRKQJ7HA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002146},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When the pandemic hit last year, rental car companies faced an abrupt drop-off in bookings. In response, companies sold large swaths of their fleets and ordered fewer new vehicles for 2021.”},{“_id”:”3XBBZZJJ75EPFGNKOQWZ6T2FAE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002147},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Now, people feel safer boarding a plane and getting out of town. But the rental companies cannot quickly increase their inventory, in part because a computer chip shortage is delaying vehicle productions. Car manufacturers are concentrating first on supplying the retail market because they make more money on cars sold to consumers.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810337}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/CarolynCerdaTV/status/1387178371902283776″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”KWILVBYZYVDOXCJYX5BN24OOVU”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Carolyn Cerda”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/CarolynCerdaTV/status/1387178371902283776″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/CarolynCerdaTV”,”width”:550,”html”:”🚗 RENTAL CAR SHORTAGE | The nationwide shortage is impacting some travelers here in Northwest Florida. They share their stories on @weartv at 6 & 10. pic.twitter.com/PuJrQUGZ0h— Carolyn Cerda (@CarolynCerdaTV) April 27, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/CarolynCerdaTV/status/1387178371902283776″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1624048810337},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”QWEQZW3ZTZFSNCQ7XTF7DWP7UI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002148},”type”:”text”,”content”:”That means fewer cars than usual are available to rent, as demand booms.”},{“_id”:”YRPZCMRCJVBGNMWYZT3MHWUZVM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1624036002149},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s kind of a double whammy for the consumer,” said Neil Abrams, a veteran travel industry consultant. 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Bibb County Deputy Kenterrous Taylor, 27, was killed March 18, 2020, in a car crash while responding to a burglary call.”},{“_id”:”TCTWO4WYCVBDFFYB7JSH3AO7LI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623950549557},”type”:”text”,”content”:”June 16: A Holly Springs police officer was killed after he was dragged by a vehicle during an attempted traffic stop, according to the GBI.”},{“_id”:”HJ3FTMSVJJBAVPS7BK6FR6YQJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623950549558},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The officer, 25-year-old Joe Burson, was the first from the Holly Springs Police Department killed n the line of duty, according to the Officers Down Memorial Page.”},{“_id”:”YCLJOMDDT5H65BPBDZMWJS4YCA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The driver of the vehicle, identified as Ansy Dolce, 29, of Cherokee County, was shot and killed by a Holly Springs officer, officials said.”},{“_id”:”BHFTPLUFRBDLFHVMXIL6325L6E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1623950549559},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The GBI is investigating the shooting. 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