Man recovers from shooting after Braves game

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ATLANTA - Atlanta police are looking for the gunmen who robbed and shot a man as he walked home from a Braves game.

Saman Balkhanian, 22, is recovering at Grady Hospital.  The shooting happened Friday on Georgia Avenue in southeast Atlanta. A passer-by called 911.

“We responded to a call that someone was stumbling around in the street,” Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos told Channel 2’s Ryan Young. “When we got there, the victim had been shot in the face, in between the eyes.”

The victim told police two men approached him, demanding everything he had. He said his wallet was stolen before they shot him.

“Not real clear why they shot him, but they did. He’s very fortunate to have survived, of course,” Campos said.



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