Recording studio shooting leaves neighbors on edge

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:


ATLANTA, Ga. - Neighbors in northwest Atlanta expressed concerns after Atlanta police responded to a shooting outside a recording studio on Marietta Boulevard.

Investigators said they were called to the building and found a man who said he was smoking a cigarette outside the studio when someone shot him. He told police he returned fire at men in two different cars.

One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified for safety reasons, said the business is within a quarter mile from Bolton Academy Elementary School and next to several businesses aimed at children.

"We’ve got a lot of young children", the neighbor told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri. "We’re not expecting that type of behavior, so that was a bit of a surprise and a bit of concern, because a lot of parents walk their children to that school."

Investigators are still looking into what started the shooting. A man who came out of the business refused to identify or talk with Channel 2 Action News, but said the problems started across the street, not at the business.

Atlanta police found the cars believed to be involved in the shooting, but no arrests have been made.

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