Two homeless men's
deaths appear linked
The same gun was used to kill two homeless men who were shot as they slept, wrapped in blankets on the streets of Atlanta, in separate slayings last month, according to Atlanta police.
Now police hope the bullets will lead them to the killer.
Law enforcement agencies nationwide have been alerted, but none has reported crimes that match the seemingly senseless and random Atlanta shootings, Detective David Quinn said Wednesday.
A type of .45-caliber bullet with an elongated shape - often called a "cowboy bullet" - was used each time, he said.
In the first killing, Dorian Jenkins was found dead in a blanket on a sidewalk Nov. 23. In the second, Tommy Mims was shot while curled up in a blanket late Nov. 25 or early Nov. 26.
Homeless advocates have been warning people to be on guard, and Quinn has been out on the streets on recent nights urging Atlanta's homeless to be extremely cautious "until we know what we're dealing with," he said. - AP
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