The subpar ratings for the Residences of Morgan Falls apartments in the Sandy Springs suburb of Atlanta tells the story of residents living in fear for their lives.
It's not just the open air drug dealing, or the crumbling structures that cause 2nd floor railings to give way at the slightest touch -- it's the two shootings that occurred there within a week of each other.
Just two days after turning 40, attorney Adina Parson was shot eight times -- 3 times in the head -- and left for dead in the breezeway of her apartment building.
On Monday she was in critical but stable condition in Grady Memorial hospital's ICU unit, a close friend told the AJC.
So far, Sandy Springs police have no leads.
“Adina is very loving person so we’re all baffled," Lisa Baker, Parson's friend, said by telephone from Grady. "It just doesn’t fit. We’re just dumbfounded."
Parson was on her way to pick her husband up from work when she was shot around 11:45 p.m. Friday, according to the AJC. The shooter, laying in wait, emptied a gun clip into her -- a sign that the shooting may not have been random.
Police interviewed Parson's husband, but he is not a suspect, according to the AJC. It isn't known if Parson's work as a lawyer was related to the shooting.
Parson was heavily involved with her church, Elizabeth Baptist Church in Atlanta.
"I'm still trying to get my mind around who would do this to Adina," Annette Black, a church volunteer, said Monday afternoon.
A week ago Friday, Parson's neighbors were shaken by another shooting at the complex. One resident described that shooting as "a drug deal gone bad."
"I heard [the gunshots] and immediately called 911, but was put on hold," wrote one resident at Apartmentratings.com.
Sandy Springs police say the two shootings aren't related. But some residents are packing anyway. They have had enough.