71-year-old caught in crossfire during shootout in DeKalb County, police say

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Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 11:02 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2023 at 11:07 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting that left three people wounded including a 71-year-old man who was caught in the crossfire Saturday night.

According to the department, officers responded to the 3800 block of Glenwood Road after a 40-year-old man intentionally shot a 37-year-old man following an altercation.

Police say the 37-year-old male returned fire in self-defense, striking the suspect. During the shootout, the 71-year-old was struck in the crossfire.

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