1 dead, 5 people injured after ‘dispute’ escalates to shooting in Atlanta

Police are searching for the shooter that left one dead and five people injured in Atlanta
Police: One dead, five injured in shooting in Atlanta
Published: Nov. 26, 2022 at 8:16 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Atlanta police officials have confirmed to Atlanta News First they are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and five others injured near Atlantic Station on Saturday evening.

Police responded to 1371 Market St. after reports of a shooting around 8 p.m.

“A dispute occurred that escalated to gunfire. One male was deceased and several other victims were transported to area hospitals,” said Germain Dearlove, Atlanta Homicide Commander.

“Atlantic Station security has confirmed that the incident occurred on the 17th Street bridge,” officials told Atlanta News First.

According to Dearlove, a group of juveniles was escorted off Atlantic Station property by off-duty Atlanta police officers and Atlantic Station personnel. The group moved off to 17th Street near the Interstate 75 overpass, where officials say a dispute occurred.

The fatal shooting victim is 12 years old, according to officials. Investigators are working to obtain video surveillance.

“We are going to do what we can to keep our city safe,” officials said.

Police investigating shooting in midtown Atlanta
Police investigating shooting in midtown Atlanta(Atlanta News First)

Atlantic Station officials released a statement saying in part:

This is an active investigation. Stay with Atlanta News First for updates as they come into our newsroom.

This latest shooting follows a recent string of violence around the holidays that have residents and shoppers in metro Atlanta on edge.

On Friday evening, police detectives in Atlanta confirmed to Atlanta News First a triple shooting left three people injured in the Gresham Park neighborhood of Atlanta.

According to officials, Morrow police officials say a man was arrested and charged after he made threats to “shoot the place up” at Southlake Mall.

On Thanksgiving, a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed outside a DeKalb County gas station.

Another person was shot and killed in a Thanksgiving shooting in Fulton County.

A father and his young daughter are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Clayton County.

An investigation is underway after police say a woman was found shot dead in a car in DeKalb County on Saturday afternoon.

If anyone has additional information regarding the shooting, contact crime stoppers.