1 injured in rolling shootout at Atlantic Station

ATLANTA — Police say at least one person was injured during a rolling shootout Monday afternoon at Atlantic Station.

Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach went to the scene shortly after hearing the call go out shortly before 4 p.m.

Investigators said people inside two vehicles started shooting at each other as they drove from the main part of Atlantic Station along Market Street. It ended a short distance later on 17th Street.

When Gehlbach got to the scene, he found investigators going through a silver Mercedes SUV that had multiple bullet holes in it, including one that went through the driver’s side windshield. The driver’s side window was also blown out.


In total, Gehlbach counted at least 22 shell casings on the ground.

A witness said he drove up on the incident in time to hear several pops and saw the flashes from the gunfire.

“It was really, like, loud. Big popping noises. Very quick. Very, very quick. The guy was just going off really fast. So I actually thought it was my engine popping. So I was worried that my car was going to explode. I look forward, I see guys hopping out of car, like stuff going on, and pops and lights and stuff,” the witness said.

The driver of the silver SUV was taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries. There is no word on their condition at this point.

Police said another victim in a RAV 4 got caught in the gunfire. The woman’s SUV had at least two bullet holes in the hood. The vehicle was also sideswiped by another during the incident.