Grandmother trying to buy lottery ticket killed during drive-by shooting, police say

ATLANTA — A grandmother went to a southeast Atlanta gas station on Tuesday night to cash a lottery ticket, but a drive-by shooting ended her life instead.

Police say a gas station on Jonesboro Road was shot up just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday that left one woman dead and another man injured.

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Channel 2′s Action News went to the gas station on Wednesday, where a clerk told him that the clerk working during the shooting said that someone drove by and opened fire.

“Unfortunately, it’s the world that we live in. These are the types of things that happen,” an unidentified customer said.

The family of the grandmother identified her as 64-year-old Lashunder Shree Edge. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance, but later died.

“She worked hard. She was a certified chef. She worked for some of the best and finest restaurants in the city of Atlanta,” said Laletta Smith, the victim’s sister.

“She was walking into the store and I heard someone say she got shot,” Edge’s daughter-in-law Jessica Anderson said. “She was a good lady.”


The man, who police say was grazed by a bullet, drove himself to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

Police are reviewing security camera footage. They haven’t released any information on possible suspects.

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