Violence at park near Dunbar Rec Center worries neighbors

Violence at park near Dunbar Rec Center worries neighbors

ATLANTA — An armed robbery at a southwest Atlanta park is raising safety concerns for parents who live nearby.

Gunshots fired at the basketball courts near the Dunbar Recreation Center Sunday evening are the reasons why Crystal Weaver won't let her children play there anymore.

"It's not safe there. It's not real safe out there," Weaver said.

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A man playing at the courts around 5 p.m. told police two men with guns robbed him and shot at him multiple times before driving off.

Weaver tells Channel 2 Action News she grabbed her kids and went inside when they heard the gunfire from her home across the street.

Jamiya Clark says she wishes more people would use the resources for at-risk youth offered inside the Dunbar Recreation Center.

"It helps get kids out of the street because we wouldn't want them to be out and sell drugs. We want (them) to hang out with us and do good for the community," Clark said.

Courtney Wooden brings her children to the park every week and says children could have been hit by the gunfire.

"It's just too bad it happened at a park where kids play every day," Wooden said.

Some parents fear it may take a serious tragedy for neighbors to see serious changes.