Atlanta

Shootout during failed robbery attempt ends in man being shot twice while walking to his car

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are searching for two shooters after a man was shot twice during a robbery attempt.

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Police say the shooting happened just after midnight in the 300 block of Tanner Street near Edgewood Avenue.

Officers say two men were hanging out in east Atlanta and walking back to their car when two other men approached them.

Investigators say the suspects demanded the victims’ belongings and when they tried to defend themselves, a shootout erupted.

One of the men was shot twice during the robbery attempt, police said. He is currently hospitalized in “serious condition.”

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The friend who wasn’t shot picked the victim up and drove him to Fire Station 4 off Edgewood Avenue for immediate assistance.

The victim was then taken to the hospital for further treatment. He is in critical condition.

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Police said it appears the two men and two suspects did not know each other.

Police have leads and say they hope to make an arrest once speaking with witnesses.

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