Atlanta Police investigate late night shooting in busy Castleberry Hill

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are trying to figure out how a minor traffic accident on a busy Castleberry Hill street led to gunfire and one of the drivers getting shot.

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Police say two cars got tangled up just before 8:30 p.m Saturday on Peters Street and pulled into a nearby parking lot to wait for officers to arrive and write up a report.

Officers say while in the lot, the parking lot attendant got into a shouting match with one of the drivers about taking up space in the lot. After the argument, police say several men showed up and started shooting at the damaged car hitting the driver.

Channel 2 Action News spoke with Terri Alexander who had just left a nearby bar and saw the shooting.

“As soon as I walked out the club, I heard, it was like 4 shots.” Alexander said. “I’d never, even in Texas, I’d never been around a gunshot.”


Atlanta police don’t have information on potential suspects at this time but are still investigating the incident trying to determine why the driver was shot.

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