5 injured in several overnight metro Atlanta shootings, police say
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Five people were injured in several overnight metro Atlanta shootings, Atlanta police said.
A 19-year-old was shot in the shoulder at the Target off 18th Street near Atlantic Station, police said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Atlantic Station said there is an active investigation into the shooting and two suspects were taken into custody on weapons charges around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police believe someone fired shots in a large crowd of teens, hitting the victim, they told Atlanta News First. The department’s gang unit is investigating.
A 29-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to his lower back and right leg after 7 p.m. on Saturday, police said. Officers came to 419 Chamberlain Street, which is listed as an apartment complex called The Avery O4W.
The man was reportedly walking down the sidewalk when a man he knew shot him. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Police have not named the suspect.
A 17-year-old was shot in his left ankle Saturday night, police said. Officers went to 980 Hollywood Road, which is listed as a 24-hour convenience store, after 9 p.m.
The teen was standing in front of the store when he was hit by gunfire, police said. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Police have not named any suspects.
A 51-year-old bystander was shot after two parties fought over a bike in Midtown, police said. Officers came to 855 Peachtree Street near 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, they said.
The man was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Police have arrested a possible suspect and charges are pending, they said.
Just after 4 a.m. on Sunday, police found a 23-year-old man shot in his left leg and right foot off Sunridge Avenue right by Swann Preserve. Police believe he was targeted in a drive-by shooting while walking on the sidewalk. They have not identified any suspects.
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