A shooting near an open-air mall on Saturday evening in Atlanta has left one person dead and five others injured, including one critically, according to the Atlanta Police Department.
The latest: The individual who was killed was 12 years old, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said Sunday.
“The individuals that were involved … knew each other, they were not strangers,” Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum also said Sunday, adding that “they had had a conflict earlier in the month.”Driving the news: The shooting occurred after a group was escorted off of Atlantic Station property, police Lt. Germaine Dearlove said Saturday night. The group then moved to the 17th Street bridge in Atlanta, where a “dispute occurred that escalated to gunfire.”
One male was deceased on the scene as of Saturday night and five other victims were transported to area hospitals, he said.The group was removed from Atlantic Station property for “unruly behavior” and curfew violations, Dearlove said. Homicide investigators were on the scene on Saturday evening to investigate the scene and “establish leads on the case and also suspect information,” Dearlove said.The victims are believed to be between the ages of 15 and 21, Dearlove said.The big picture: A 3pm curfew was implemented for Atlantic Station in January, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which requires youth under 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
No individuals under 21 are permitted on the property after 9pm, per Atlantic Station. Saturday’s shooting comes after a spate of shootings at Atlantic Station over the last several months, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional details.
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