Family dispute leads to deadly shooting outside of Grady Hospital, police looking for shooters

ATLANTA — Two people were shot outside of Grady Memorial Hospital overnight, according to Atlanta police.

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Atlanta police say one person is dead and another is recovering after a shooting that put Grady Hospital on lockdown.

Channel 2′s Kristen Holloway says police are still looking for multiple shooters.

Investigators say the shooting happened near the emergency room and stemmed from a dispute among family members.

Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said a grievance between a family at a location in DeKalb County somehow made it’s way over to the hospital and turned violent.

“We have multiple shooters,” Hampton said. “Two of the shooters did flee the scene. We are also looking for a third shooter.”

Channel 2′s Tom Regan learned that the people involved in the shooting at Grady are related to a victim in an earlier shooting outside a Kroger store on Flat Shoal Road.

In that shooting, one person was also killed and another one injured.


Police say the family is cooperating and providing information.

Regan learned that there is security camera video of the shooting and that police are now reviewing the video to try to identify the shooters.

They have not released the names of any of the victims.

Hospital officials released a statement Monday afternoon, writing:

“Last night, a family dispute led to gunfire near the entrance of Grady’s Emergency Department on the corner of Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and Armstrong Street. Unfortunately, one person was killed and another critically injured during the incident. Our Public Safety officers were on the scene within seconds, and Atlanta Police Department quickly secured the scene and confirmed there was never a threat of an active shooter.

Tragically, we were reminded that hospitals are simply now part of the long list of places where gun violence occurs. Grady will back all efforts to address this public health crisis so that we can preserve the community’s health and safety, including the safety of our health care workers.”