Cobb County

Victim who died after shooting outside Cobb Walmart identified as 23-year-old man

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police have identified a 23-year-old man who died after he was shot outside a Cobb County Walmart.

Eddie Figueroa was shot at the store on Chastain Meadows Parkway on Wednesday during a fight. Shoppers and store employees initially reported the shooting as an active shooter situation, prompting a massive police response during a busy shopping day.

“This guy started running across the store screaming, ‘Active shooter! ‘Active shooter!’ and people started scattering everywhere! Dropping stuff and running out of the store,” one witness said.

Police said Figueroa was driven to the hospital in a private vehicle, but died from his injuries.

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Now, Figueroa’s friends and family are posting their condolences and favorite memories of yet another life lost to senseless gun violence.


“I’m really really really messed up on this one,” one family member wrote on social media.

“This world is messed up and nobody cares about the consequences anymore. No regard for life of people’s lives,” a friend wrote.

Channel 2′s Michael Seiden talked to police, who said two groups of people got into a fight outside the store and someone started shooting. It’s unclear if Figueroa was the target or was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Figueroa’s sister didn’t want to go on camera, but said her brother was an entrepreneur with his own clothing line.

Police say they have identified persons of interest and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Cobb County Police Tip Hotline at 770-499-4111.

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