Police officers say they are searching for two men who shot a truck driver and then stole his trailer in northwest Atlanta.
The violent hijacking happened on Marietta Street and Perry Boulevard early Tuesday morning.
According to investigators, the truck driver was leaving the Norfolk Southern train yard when he was held up by two men. During the hijacking, the victim was shot in the head.
Channel 2’s Sophia Choi spoke to investigators at the scene.
“They forced him out of the truck, a struggle ensued, the victim was shot once. He had a graze wound to the head. He has been transported to Grady Hospital and is in stable condition at this time,” said Atlanta Police Capt. Terrell Griffin.
Investigators are searching for the rest of the man's rig, after finding the cab in DeKalb County. The truck's cab had a GPS tracker but the trailer does not.
“We're looking for a JB Hunt truck, a white cab, white trailer and the vehicle has homegood items, which is furniture,” Griffin said.
Investigators are going back to the areas where they know the truck stopped, before the thieves dumped the cab.
They're hoping clues in those areas will lead to the two thieves.