15-year-old killed, another critically injured in shootout outside Wendy's

ATLANTA — Police are investigating a deadly shooting that covers two crime scenes in southwest Atlanta.

Investigators said the incident started outside a Wendy’s restaurant on Hamilton E. Holmes Drive near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officer told Channel 2’s Tom Jones around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday two groups in two cars, a red Lexus and a black Toyota, met at the Wendy’s and there was an exchange of gunfire between the two groups.

A 15-year-old was shot and was found at the Wendy’s. He later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Another 15-year-old in the red Lexus was also shot. That victim was later found at an apartment complex on Fairburn Road. At last check, the teen was in critical condition.


Police are talking to possible witnesses or suspects.

“We have some people detained. We are trying to figure out what their involvement is. But like I said, it is an active investigation. I’m still trying to piece it all together,” Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department said.

The Wendy’s restaurant has been closed while police investigate the incident. There were customers and workers inside at the time of the shooting who may be able to help investigators figure out what happened.

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Posted by WSB-TV on Wednesday, October 26, 2016