3 shot outside gas station in Stone Mountain, shooters still on the run

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Police say three people were shot at a gas station in Stone Mountain Sunday afternoon.

The shooting happened at a Texaco on Memorial Drive.

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Police said the shooter or shooters fled the scene.

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The victims’ conditions and identities have not been released. Police did say one man was shot in the head.

Police have not identified any potential suspects. Police collected evidence at the scene, including a gun that was left behind.

DeKalb County Police towed three cars from the scene about an hour after the shooting happened, including a pick-up truck with the driver-side window shot out.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington spoke to a neighbor, who said he was not surprised to hear about the shooting. Thomas Blake said he has lived in the area for 20 years and the convenience store has been a problem.

“The neighborhood itself is not really that bad of a neighborhood,” Blake said. “The problem is with the Food Mart, and they have a lot of people who hang out.”

Blake said homeless people and sex workers frequent the gas station and there have been shootings there in the past.

“It happens several times a year,” he said. “And in the summer it was worse. Since the pandemic it has slowed down. But lately, (crime) has been a little higher.”


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