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Posted: Saturday, December 28th 2013 at 6:14am

Soldier killed in shooting on bike path in Atlanta

By The Associated Press
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ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta police say that a U.S. Army soldier has died after he and another man were shot during an apparent robbery while walking on an Atlanta bike trail.

Twenty one-year-old Xavier Arnold died at Grady Memorial Hospital after being shot Thursday night in the Kirkwood neighborhood of northeast Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News report that Arnold was shot in the head. A second male victim was shot in the leg.

Police say the men were walking along the bike trail with Arnold's girlfriend when two men confronted them and tried to pick a fight.

Police are still searching for the suspects after an unsuccessful air and ground hunt.

Investigators believe robbery was the motive.
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