Cobb County

‘For most part, I feel safe here:’ Nearby business owner reacts to shots fired at Coca-Cola Roxy

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are searching for a gunman who fired shots into the front of the Coca-Cola Roxy in the Battery Atlanta over the weekend.

Officers responded to the theater at the Battery Atlanta around 10:28 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, officers found several shattered windows at the front of the theater.

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Channel 2′s Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell spoke with someone who was working nearby when the shooting happened.

Michael McFadden, the CEO of Power 108.9, located right next door to the Roxy, told Channel 2 Action News he has never experienced anything like this in this area before because it’s so safe here.

McFadden said he didn’t see the shooting or even hear it, but he knew something was wrong when he walked outside and saw the front doors covered in bullet holes.

“They shot up each side, each side of the doors,” he said. “There were no concerns going on at the time. For the most part I feel safe here.”


The Coca-Cola Roxy posted this message to Facebook before a scheduled show that same day.

The post explains how the building is ready for the show and that Cobb County police increased security in the area.

Surveillance cameras captured a black Toyota Highlander take off after shots were fired. Police told Channel 2 Action News the SUV headed toward Heritage Courts.

This is the first incident of its kind to ever happen at The Battery Atlanta.

Detectives are actively working with Battery Atlanta Security to figure out who the shooter is.

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