Man Fatally Shot In Virginia Highland Late Thursday Night

Police have not revealed any information regarding suspects.

A man was fatally shot late Thursday night in Virginia Highland at a neighborhood convenience store.

"The preliminary investigation suggests that this was a possible robbery attempt," Atlanta Police spokesperson Officer Kim Jones told Patch Friday morning.

Police responded to a person-shot call at a convenience store at 744 Barnett Street, shortly after 10:15 pm Thursday night, Jones said. When the officer arrived, "he noticed that the victim was laying outside the location on the ground, semi-conscious," Jones said.

Jones said the victim was transported to Grady Hospital, where he later died.

Channel 2 Action News is reporting that the victim was 46-year-old Mushtaq Moloo, the owner of . The store is located is located at 730 Barnett Street, near the intersection of Barnett and Ponce de Leon Avenue.

The station is also reporting that a baseball bat was found in the street near where Moloo was found.

According to 11Alive, police said the victim walked into a food mart near the 1000 block of Ponce de Leon Avenue and asked for help.

Stay with Patch as more details become available.

Ouzel August 18, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Look up Obama Roanoke on YouTube and see the speech. My comment was playing off of that and was completely sarcastic. See how insane it sounds when applied to a real person you know? Especially Mike who obviously deserved credit for his business! I should have realized you might not be aware of Obamas speech...after all, its tone is beyond comprehension. My apologies if you took any offense re Mike. None was meant.
RG August 18, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Wow. You just used a man with 3 young children getting murdered in our neighborhood to take a pot shot at the President. You should be very proud of yourself.
Ouzel August 18, 2012 at 07:30 PM
No, I didn't take a shot at anyone. I made the point of someone (thug murderer) taking something from someone who worked very hard (Mike) to achieve it. I said it happens all too often. The point is that people can see how insane President Obama's comments are when they look at real examples of hardworking people they know.. From your (hysterical, illogical) response, it was effective. And, you just compared me to a murderer...saying i took a shot at someone? Especially after what happened just a few days ago? Are you trying to blame me somehow for what hapened? Wow. You should be very proud of yourself. (now, see how stupid that sounds?)
RG August 18, 2012 at 08:03 PM
No, you used the murder of a man to interject your dislike of Obama. You're trying to equate this murder with something Obama said in his speech, which isn't too many steps from outright blaming Obama for what happened. Pathetic.
VS August 18, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Please - leave political bickering out of this - have some respect for the man's family. For those interested in doing something constructive - please donate at http://moloomemorial.chipin.com/mushtag-mike-moloo


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