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Atlanta police arrest 2 people for firing pellet gun at pedestrian

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ATLANTA — Atlanta police said reports of a shooting involving a pellet gun on Thursday remained under investigation, even after two men were arrested.

According to police, officers were dispatched to Deering Road and Loring Drive after receiving reports of a Mercedes with two men inside who were shooting pellet guns at pedestrians.

While in the area, an officer saw a blue Mercedes being driven while a passenger stood in the sunroof firing a red airsoft rifle at a fleeing pedestrian, according to police.

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The officer performed a traffic stop on the Mercedes and detained both men without incident.

During the investigation, officers recovered three guns inside the vehicle in addition to three airsoft guns.

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Only two people were hit by the airsoft gun and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver and passenger were both arrested. Police said the driver was charged with multiple traffic violations and aggravated assault, while the passenger was charged with a seatbelt violation and aggravated assault.

The incident remains under investigation.

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