Police: 23-year-old dies after being shot near Marietta Walmart
Several people identified as ‘persons of interest’
COBB COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A 23-year-old Kennesaw man has died after he was shot near a Walmart automotive center in Marietta, Cobb County police officials confirmed to Atlanta News First.
According to officials, the victim identified as Eddie Figueroa was driven to the hospital in a private vehicle. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but the victim died from his injuries, officials added.
Cobb County Police Deputy Chief Ben Cohen confirmed to Atlanta News First that multiple people were identified as “persons of interest” in connection to this shooting.
Officers responded to 2795 Chastain Meadows Parkway NW after reports of a shooting on Wednesday.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Cobb County Police Tip Hotline at 770-499-4111.
This is an active investigation.
Cobb County Police Deputy Chief Ben Cohen confirmed to Atlanta News First that multiple people are being detained for questioning after a shooting that injured one person near the Walmart automotive center in Marietta.
Officers responded to 2795 Chastain Meadows Parkway NW according to police officials.
“Today, Cobb County police responded to an initial report of an active shooter. Two groups that know each other had an altercation,” said Cohen. “One person was shot and they were transported to Kennestone Hospital.” The current extent of that person’s injuries is unknown at this time.
Police in Cobb County also confirmed on their official Twitter page that there is “not an active shooter and no current threat to the public.”
According to a Cobb County Police Department Twitter post, “several injuries” were reported. However, it is unclear how many people were injured and how they were injured.
Our Atlanta News First crews observed a large crowd of people waiting in a parking lot and a heavy police presence outside. Our Atlanta News First reporter Chelsea Beimfohr said she observed a group of people outside a parking lot who appeared to be praying and others who were crying.
It is unclear if any other nearby businesses were impacted by this shooting.
“It could’ve been us if we pulled up 10 minutes ago,” one person told Atlanta News First.
Our Atlanta News First crews observed a heavy police presence and investigators in the parking lot near the Walmart.
Wellstar Kennestone officials released a statement saying in part:
According to a Mavis tire shop employee, police are keeping the business on “lockdown” during their investigation.
This is an active investigation. Stay with Atlanta News First for updates as they come into our newsroom.
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