New developments after Sunday night's gruesome double murder in Atlanta Twenty-one-year-old Samuel Blizzard Jr. and 26-year-old Calvin Streater were shot execution-style in a Southeast Atlanta apartment. Streater lived in Atlanta and Blizzard was a Georgia State University student from Virginia. Both men attended Black Gay Pride events over the weekend, police say.
Blizzard's father says his son was found "shot in the head and kneeling" in a prayer position. Watch the report AFTER THE JUMP ...
There are no arrests and detectives still do not have a motive. There are also questions about the apartment complex where the bodies were found, reports the Journal Constitution.
The apartment on Richmond Circle belonged to Calvin Streater but Samuel Blizzard Jr. was living there temporarily when the two were shot and killed Sunday night, police said. They believe Blizzard and Streater knew their killer. "There was no forced entry" into the unit at the Station at Richmond Hill Apartments, according to APD homicide Lt. Paul Guerrucci. The apartment complex is gated and a code is required to drive onto the property, but a pedestrian gate is often open, Guerrucci said.
Betty Reese, who lives in the complex, complained that it's too easy to get onto the property. Reese heard the gunshots Sunday night while she and her sister were visiting with each other on the porch of her unit. Reese described hearing a series of gun shots. "Pow-pow-pow-pow!" A pause and then the sound repeated. "I knew it was gunfire," Reese said. "It stopped and it went again. A couple of hours later, a friend found Streater and Blizzard, who is from Spring Grove, Va., dead in an apartment at the complex.
AJC reports the apartment "belonged to Calvin Streater." But Samuel Blizzard Sr. said the apartment "belonged to [Samuel Jr's] cousin." This would mean either there is another person unaccounted for, that Streater and Blizzard are related, or perhaps the father was mistaken. There have been no reports that the victims were related.
Calvin Streater's Facebook page, which had contained tributes from friends, has been removed.
Samuel Blizzard Sr. has told investigators his son did "not" participate in Black Gay Pride. But Blizzard did not say this on camera. In an emotional interview with WTVR, Samuel Blizzard Jr. says his son was "probably" studying or doing homework over the holiday weekend. Watch the interview AFTER THE JUMP ...