Authorities mentioned one individual was killed and at the very least 5 others wounded when a dispute escalated right into a capturing Saturday night close to a well-liked procuring and leisure district in Atlanta.
The capturing occurred at about 8 p.m. native time on a avenue close to Atlantic Station, Atlanta police Lt. Germain Dearlove mentioned in a late Saturday evening information briefing. Footage from the scene confirmed a heavy police presence with a number of surrounding roads blocked off.
One male sufferer was pronounced lifeless on scene, Dearlove mentioned, and 5 others have been transported to close by hospitals with unknown accidents. All six victims have been believed to be between 15 and 21 years of age. No names have been instantly offered.
Simply previous to the capturing, Dearlove mentioned, a “giant group” of juveniles had been escorted off Atlantic Station property by safety for “unruly habits, and likewise curfew violations.”
That group then gathered on the seventeenth Road bridge the place a “dispute occurred, that escalated to gunfire.”
Dearlove mentioned the precise circumstances of the capturing have been nonetheless unclear. No arrests have been made.
“It might be between two teams, one capturing at one other, so two doable shooters,” Dearlove mentioned.
Atlantic Station is busy procuring space, with a number of shops and eating places. It’s situated a number of miles north of downtown Atlanta.