Suspected gang members assault man at outlet mall, police say

Suspected gang members on the run after shooting at outlet mall

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — Two suspected gang members are on the run after an assault at an outlet mall in Woodstock.

Investigators said police responded around 7:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired at Ridgewalk Parkway.

Police said there was an altercation between a 23-year-old driver and three suspected gang members at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. Police said at least one of three gang members shot at the driver. The driver was not injured.

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A 16-year-old was arrested with a gun and drugs, according to police. Police are still searching for the other two people involved.


Police are also searching for a person of interest, who they believe witnessed the shooting.

"He was not the shooter, but we do need to locate him," said Brittany Duncan with the Woodstock Police Department.

Residents said they were concerned to hear about the shooting in an area where they thought they could escape crime.

"Wow, that's something that's usually not around here. Not this far up, it's not," Nicole Woody said.

Woody said she carries a gun to protect herself.

"In my family, we all carry so I think everyone should do that in order to protect themselves from stuff like that," she said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to contact them.