ATLANTA — At least 22 people have been shot and four killed in metro Atlanta since Thursday. A 15-year-old girl is the latest victim in a string of violent incidents around the city over the weekend.
On Thursday afternoon, a man was shot as he drove on I-20 near Windsor Street. Police believe the shooter was in a black sedan, possibly a Dodge. The man drove to Magic City for help.
On Thursday night, a man was shot and killed on Chappell Road around 9:15 p.m. Police have not identified any suspects.
Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, one person was killed and five were injured on Polar Rock Terrace around 9:38 p.m. Four of the victims were taken to the hospital and are stable.
On Friday, a woman was shot on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. around 4 p.m. She was taken to the hospital alert, conscious and breathing. Police canvassed the area for witnesses to try to locate a suspect.
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On Saturday, police responded to reports of a shooting on Delevan Street around 7:15 p.m. Police found one victim, Timothy Kates, 41, with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital and is stable. Leo Adams, 31, had multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. A juvenile had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Around 9:50 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting at 790 Glenwood Ave in front of a Waffle House. Police found a 15-year-old girl dead at the scene. Two other teens were also shot and wounded but are stable. Police said the shooting stemmed from a series of fights between two groups of teenagers in the Grant Park area. Police are still trying to determine who the shooter was.
Around 10:10 p.m., officers responded to reports of a person shot on Thomasville Blvd. Police found Darling Mullins, 33, with a gunshot wound. Police learned Mullin’s son had been involved in a fight with another child and adults became involved. Mullins was shot and was taken to the hospital, where she is stable. Police are still investigating.
Around 10:50 p.m. Saturday, police responded to reports of a person shot outside the Yardhouse restaurant at Atlantic Station. They found the victim, Keith Walker, 32, with a gunshot wound. A woman on the scene told police Walker was assaulting her when bystanders came by to help. She said she then heard a gunshot. Witnesses did not see who fired the shots. Walker was arrested and charged with battery and taken to the hospital.
Early Sunday around 12:40 a.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting outside the Artisans Bar & Grill on Peachtree Street. A 20-year-old man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and is stable. A 22-year-old man who was also shot took himself to the hospital, where he died of his injuries. Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting began as a dispute inside the club. Homicide investigators are working to determine what led to the incident.
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Around 1 a.m., police responded to reports of someone shot on Cheshire Bridge Road. Officers found Terohn Sanders, 21, with a gunshot wound. Police learned he was in a fight at a family member’s home nearby. Police said Sanders’ sister and her husband were fighting when Sanders got involved. Police said Gary Adkins, 27, shot Sanders. Sanders left the location and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
On Sunday night before 11 p.m., Atlanta police said officers received a report of people shot on Magnolia Way. They have located two people with gunshot wounds to the arm, according to a spokesman.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in March that crime across the city is her “number one focus.”
“Whether it’s a mass shooting or violence in our neighborhoods, it’s all senseless and the impact is the same: people who get up every day and expect to return to their families aren’t returning,” Bottoms said.
Bottoms said Atlanta is in a crime crisis.
“Violence is a public health crisis. And we are in the midst of it. And we are in the middle of it in Atlanta and in the middle of it in this country,” Bottoms said.
Bottoms said she plans to put more officers on the street and also address systemic issues that are causing kids to join gangs.
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