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Young mother gunned down in parking lot while trying to help a friend

A young Georgia mother was shot to death in an apartment complex parking lot over the Mother’s Day weekend while trying to help a friend pick up her baby from the father.

South Fulton police told Fox 5 the parents got into an argument, and Selena Dukes, 23, tried to diffuse the tense situation.

Rather than calming down, however, police say 33-year-old Diante Gore grabbed a gun and shot Dukes in the chest.

Gore fled the scene before police arrived. He’ll be charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime when he’s found, police said.

Camille Watts, who lives in the apartment complex, had a message for Gore.

“Turn yourself in. You know what you did was wrong. You absolutely know you did wrong. There is nothing about that is right. You took a life,” she said.

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