Atlanta police to increase patrols after 4 people were shot near AUC library

Atlanta police continue investigating after 4 injured in shooting at AUC library on homecoming weekend
4 injured in shooting at AUC library on homecoming weekend
Published: Oct. 16, 2022 at 11:51 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Atlanta police officials say they will increase police patrols near the Atlanta University Center library after four people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning.

Atlanta police officials confirmed to Atlanta News First that the shooting happened at 12:29 a.m. Police officials say students were gathered outside of the Robert W. Woodruff Library on James P. Brawley Drive listening to a DJ. The shots were fired from a vehicle traveling west on Parsons Street.

Police said three victims were rushed to a hospital for treatment. Of the four shooting victims, two were Clark Atlanta University students, one is an ACU student and one is a non-student. There is no official word on the current extent of the victim’s injuries.

A fourth victim was grazed by a bullet and refused medical attention, police said.

“I was like ‘wow, this is really happening. Everybody started running off,” said CAU student Deonte Griffin. “When people started running, that’s when everything came to reality and that was the scary part. Everybody was running and afraid for their lives not knowing where the shooting was coming from or who was doing it. That was a bad experience.”

CAU Office of Public Safety officials released a statement regarding the shooting:

Atlanta News First is working to learn more details as police continue to investigate.