A 31-year-old doctor from Surrey, England, who was visiting Georgia was shot and killed while lying in bed in the middle of the night.
Dr Matthew Wilson died of a gunshot wound to the head after a bullet was fired into his apartment from another building on Sunday, Brookhaven Police said.
Officers said Wilson did not appear to have been deliberately targeted and the weapon was “recklessly” discharged by a group of individuals nearby.
Wilson was visiting relatives at Brookhaven in Atlanta when the shooting took place.
Police said the shooting looked like an accident after someone from a nearby apartment building mistakenly discharged their gun.
11Live News reported that Brookhaven Police received multiple calls about shots being fired from an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Buford Hwy in Brookhaven.
As officers investigated the area, another call informed them that a man had been shot in an apartment in the 3100 block of Clairmont Road.
Police said when they arrived at the flat they found Wilson – from Chertsey, Surrey – with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police said it appears he was shot randomly. At this time, police say no suspects have been arrested.
Police described the shooting as “a random act involving individuals participating in the reckless discharge of a firearm.”
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