1 person dead, 1 critical, 4 others injured in NW Atlanta shooting
1 person dead, 1 critical, 4 others injured in NW Atlanta shooting

Asia Simone Burns
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One man has died and at least five other people — including two teens — were injured when gunfire erupted at a discount store in northwest Atlanta Sunday afternoon.

The man who died was 19, said Lt. Pete Malecki, Atlanta Police Department homicide commander, on Sunday evening. One of the teenagers injured was in critical condition.

According to police, the shooting stemmed from an argument between two women at the Star Discount Food store on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard about 4:15 p.m. About 10 minutes later, Malecki said a vehicle pulled up, and three men went inside and started shooting.

People inside returned fire, he said, and gunfire continued outside the store and as people ran across the street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found four people with gunshot wounds, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said. Two other gunshot victims were found at locations along Lanier Avenue and Morris Brown Avenue.

All of the victims were taken to a hospital, Grant said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, police said. A woman was briefly detained at the scene, but was let go, Grant said.

Investigators are questioning witnesses and looking at store surveillance. They have not announced any arrests as of Monday morning.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.


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