• 21-year-old man ID'd as victim in shooting outside DeKalb County restaurant

    By: Michael Seiden

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are looking for the shooter who killed one person and hurt two others outside a DeKalb County restaurant.

    Brookhaven police found the victims after a fight outside Acapulco Restaurant and Bar in the 3000 block of Buford Highway early Sunday morning.

    Police identified the victim as Kevin Carranza Acosta, 21, of Brookhaven.

    They said the two survivors are expected to be OK.

    The victims were inside of a taxi cab when a suspect pulled up next to them. The suspect followed the victims and opened fire on the taxi cab.


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    Police said they do not have much information about the suspect vehicles.

    Channel 2's Michael Seiden saw the black taxi riddled with bullets in the parking lot behind the restaurant Monday. 

    “Our investigators are trying to find out any connection to the victims. Obviously, we don’t have a good description of the suspect vehicle, so this is all we know so far," police said.

    From blown out windows to dozens of bullet holes, Dora Hernandez told us she was surprised to hear about the shooting. Hernandez lives in the area.

    “I just heard about this news. It’s so bad," she said. “I feel scared and chills because I’m (trying to) figure out if my son decided to come here yesterday. He would’ve been in the middle of the shooting.”

    As investigators continue to interview witnesses and review surveillance footage, Hernandez says she's just thankful her son is alive.

    “I thank God that hopefully and fortunately he wasn't here," she said.

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