Alpharetta police search for gunman after shooting

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. - The shooting happened right outside this town home in Planters Ridge early this morning, sending a shock through the community.

The gunman remains at large.

Channel 2’s Tom Regan spoke with people in the complex and the victim's roommate who said they're hoping police make an arrest soon.

Romel Barber told Regan he has no knowledge of the circumstances that led to the shooting of his roommate, he called Maleek, outside their townhome early Tuesday morning.

When asked why he was shot and who shot him, he said, "I don't know, I was asleep."

Police rushed to scene around 3:30 a.m. after several calls to 911 reporting shots fired in the community off Cumming Street.

"I heard three or four gunshots. My son woke up and I heard a lot of emergency vehicles, but I didn't think it was inside here," said resident Hillary Siegel.

People who live in the area said it's the first time in a long time they can recall hearing gunfire in the complex, let alone someone  getting shot multiple times.

“It's pretty disturbing that people are getting shot in the neighborhood. I feel kind of unsafe,” said resident Spencer Small.

As a precaution, nearby Manning Oaks Elementary School was locked down for an hour and half early in the morning, but the lockdown was lifted by 8:30 a.m.

Alpharetta police detectives are hoping to speak to the wounded man at the hospital in hopes of getting clues on a motive and suspect.

The victim remains in stable condition at North Fulton Hospital.


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