Man shot, killed outside Buckhead businesses

ATLANTA — Police are investigating a deadly shooting outside a club in Buckhead.

Police said a 23-year-old man was shot at the shopping center off Bennett Street and Peachtree Road.

A friend took the man, who has not been identified, to Piedmont Hospital, where he later died, Atlanta police spokeswoman Lt. Andrea Webster said.

Police say it all started when two groups of people got into some sort of argument outside the Buckhead Lofts club on Tula Street.

The fight escalated to gunfire, and the 23-year-old man was shot and killed.

“We believe that there was a dispute between two groups of people who were in this parking lot,” Webster said. “We don’t know where they were before the argument broke out, but it looks like there were at least two shooters or two groups of shooters shooting at each other.”

Holloway was there as police started clearing the scene.

The lead homicide detective with Atlanta police told Channel 2's Kristen Holloway there have been two murders at the location and one justified shooting.


Most recently, police said a man who was trying to break into businesses was shot and killed.

Business owners we talked to said enough is enough.

"Me, you, even this man holding the camera -- none of us are safe. Everybody wants to get a gun. What's that gonna do? Nothing. Just more guns on the street," one man said.

Investigators and the district attorney’s office told Holloway it will be watching video on a nearby surveillance camera to get a better idea of what happened. It also plans to provide more security in the area.

"We will be reaching out to business owners to see what we can do to assist them to kind of prevent future shootings from happening," Webster said.