Police search for gunman who shot woman, Uber driver

ATLANTA — Police are investigating the strange chain of events that led up to shootings in northwest Atlanta.

Detectives said a man shot a woman and an Uber driver, and that gunman is still on the loose.

The gunfire broke out around 5:30 a.m. Friday at Chappell Road and Joseph E. Boone Boulevard.

Channel 2's Audrey Washington was the first reporter on scene and showed the active crime scene on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

A witness told Washington she was standing near a store when she saw the bullets fly and the shooter take off.

"A car pulled up and shot four or five times," the witness said. "It's crazy. It's crazy you can be walking down the street and that can happen."

Atlanta homicide detectives said they believe the shooter and the woman victim know each other. They said he shot the woman while inside her car.

In a panic to get help, the woman crashed the car into an Oakmont Avenue house, detective said.

"I was too afraid to open the door so I went back, got my phone and called 911. I could hear her voice fading away (as) she went to another neighbor's house begging for help," a neighbor told Channel 2's Tom Regan.

Police quickly arrived on the scene.

"We did find a female who was shot in the face,” said Lt. Ricardo Vazquez. “She was transported to Grady in critical condition. Her condition has been stabilized."


Next, police said for reasons unknown, the man shot into a black Uber car, hitting the driver in the arm and injuring his passenger.

The Uber driver took off toward Hamilton E. Homes Drive. He survived.

Now the search is on for the gunman.

"He was last seen walking on JE Boone towards the 1200 block," Vazquez said.

A woman was also grazed by a bullet but she is OK. Another man’s car was riddled with bullets.

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