A shooting that occurred on Saturday night near Atlantic Station left one person dead and five others hurt, according to Atlanta police. Let’s see what happened in Atlantic station and about how many people got injured in detail.
What happened in Atlantic Station?
According to police, the shooting happened on Market Street in Atlantic Station on Saturday night, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Around 8 p.m. on Saturday, an argument resulted in a gunshot nearby Atlantic Station that left at least one person dead and five others hurt, according to police.
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Five additional people were taken to the hospital while one man, according to Atlanta Police, died at the scene from his injuries. According to authorities, the individual who was shot and murdered was “between 15 and 21 years old.”
Before the Shooting
According to authorities, a group of young people was removed from Atlantic Station premises before the shooting because of their disruptive behavior and curfew violations.
The gangs then allegedly moved to the 17th Street bridge, where gunfire took place, according to police.
Police claimed that information would be provided by Atlantic Station but did not specify which store the group was moved from.
The shooting took place Saturday evening on Market Street in Atlantic Station.
As soon as the group crossed over to 17th Street, close to the Downtown Connector overpass, a fight broke out between the parties involved, and shots were fired on Market Street as a result.
The shootout may have been between two groups, according to police, and there may have been more than one shooter.
The whereabouts of the group before being led off the grounds of Atlantic Station were not made clear by APD. They are now trying to get surveillance footage from adjacent homes and businesses.
The incident occurs during one of the busiest periods for the well-known shopping and entertainment area. Due in large part to Black Friday’s recent conclusion, shoppers in the area have been active this Christmas season.
In addition, crowds have been coming into Atlantic Station all weekend for the Cirque du Soleil performances, which are running through December 24.
An Atlantic Station spokesperson said in a statement,
Atlanta police and EMS “immediately responded to an altercation within a group that led to shots being fired with possible injuries.
Atlantic Station Security is working with APD on this matter and has indicated there is no active threat to the property.
The community’s safety continues to be our top priority, and we are working closely with law enforcement during this active investigation.”
Police at the Scene in Atlantic Station.
Video Courtesy: 11Alive News.
According to a witness, he heard roughly 30 gunshots before ducking for shelter.
2022 Atlantic Station Shooting cases
At Atlantic Station, numerous shootings have taken place in 2022.
A 27-year-old lady was shot at Atlantic Station in January after passing by two groups of individuals engaged in combat.
A man was shot at Atlantic Station in April, and he had to drive himself to the hospital, where he ultimately passed away.
A woman was then shot in October while being caught in the crossfire of a “rolling gun battle.”
Help the Investigation
Atlanta Police is requesting the public’s assistance in the investigation and invited individuals to contact Crime Stoppers with any relevant information about the incident at 404-577-8477.
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