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Victims in Morrow plaza shooting identified

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

Clayton County Police have identified the two men who were shot at a pizza restaurant in Morrow Monday night.

Brian Patterson, Jr., 25, of Rex was shot in the chest outside the restaurant, and later pronounced dead at Southern Regional Medical Center, according to Clayton County Police spokeswoman Lt. Rebecca Brown.

Quantavius Robinson, 20, of Atlanta was ordering pizza at the counter, at the Little Caesar's Pizza at 6550 Mt. Zion Blvd., when a bullet went through the window and struck him in the foot, Brown said. Robinson was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police responded to the Shops at Morrow Plaza around 8 p.m., Monday. "According to witnesses, several males came out of the Little Caesar's Pizza saying 'hey shorty' to someone in a dark gray Nissan Altima, and the person in the Altima began shooting," Brown said in a statement.

No further information was available regarding the suspect, or the vehicle involved.

Detectives are investigating the incident. Anyone with information was asked to call Clayton County Police, or Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.