ATLANTA — A woman was shot multiple times near Atlantic Station early Wednesday, according to Atlanta police.
Police say they found an SUV stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of 17th and State streets just after midnight, where they found a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat.
Police say the victim appears to have been an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire of a shootout between cars.
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A separate incident on Peachtree Street around the same time may have been related, according to police.
Police say they will process surveillance footage in the area as part of their investigation.
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The woman’s name has not been released.
Police say the woman is stable and was taken to the hospital.
Channel 2′s Ashli Lincoln was at Atlantic Station Wednesday, where shoppers can expect more security. Residents at Atlantic Station said they are also demanding more security from police because this is not the first incident of its kind.
Last year, a man was also shot after a rolling gun battle in the area.
“I try not to come out after a certain time, but yeah, I’m definitely more watchful than I used to be,” one resident said.
A spokesperson for Atlantic Station said they’ve been working with the Atlanta Police Department on a number of measures and plan to continue to double their security to discourage large groups.
Atlanta police said they are adding extra patrols in the area and any 911 calls placed at the mixed-use development will now be prioritized to allow for faster response times.
Officials said those measures are just the beginning. There are future meetings on the table between Atlantic Station and APD.
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