Man shot during birthday celebration


ATLANTA,None - A man was shot during his birthday celebration in midtown Atlanta Thursday night.

Channel 2’s Darryn Moore went to the parking lot of a Chevron gas station on the corner of 10th and Spring streets, where officers were interviewing witnesses. Atlanta police said a group was celebrating at a Chinese Buddha next door.  

Police said the group was singing “Happy Birthday,” when a Nissan Altima driver pulled up offering $10 as a gift. The driver returned shortly after, asking for $4 back, police said. When the money was not returned, the driver returned with a handgun, police said.

Partygoers jumped on the shooter, but the gun fired, hitting the victim in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver took off from the scene.