Cobb County

Driver dead after being shot, crashing at RaceTrac with child in back seat

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County police say a man has died after he was shot while driving and then crashed at a RaceTrac gas station.

Police said the incident happened around 3 p.m. on Austell Road at Elmwood Drive. It’s unclear if the shooting happened at the gas station.

The driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he died.

Police said an 8-year-old child was in the backseat and was not shot, but did receive minor injuries.

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Police have not released the name of the victim or any information on potential suspects.

This is one of several cases where drivers have been shot in metro Atlanta in 2021.

This is also the third shooting involving a RaceTrac gas station in metro Atlanta this month. One man was shot and another man was injured during an attempted robbery at a RaceTrac near Georgia State University March 6.

Last week, a 23-year-old RaceTrac employee was killed in Oconee County. Deputies have still not been able to identify a suspect in that shooting.

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