DECATUR, Ga. - Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation remained at the scene of a double shooting late into the evening Wednesday after one of the victims died.
Investigators said the apparent road rage shooting happened in the height of the evening rush hour around 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of South Candler Street and Midway Road in Decatur.
“You never want to see this in your neighborhood,” neighbor Amanda Marks told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes.
Marks said she took a walk in her Decatur neighborhood Wednesday night when she noticed police had an intersection taped off.
Police are still on scene gathering evidence and talking to witnesses. There was a road rage incident on S. Candler St & Midway Rd in Decatur around 6pm today. Live report on Ch2 at 11pm pic.twitter.com/6ZPkCotujJ— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) June 21, 2018
They said someone shot two people in a maroon car. Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital. One of them died. The other had non-life-threatening injuries.
People who lived nearby told Fernandes they’re shocked to see police investigating a double shooting in their area, but they’re not surprised that it stemmed from a road rage incident.
“I mean, the cars fly down this road and people are just always making bad decisions,” Marks said.
She went on to say that people come speeding off the Interstate 20 ramp and some don’t slow down. Marks said she’s had people beeping their horn at her for not going at the same fast pace.
As police investigate the deadly incident, Marks told Fernandes that she’s relieved no one in the neighborhood was injured.
GBI is now assisting in the investigation surrounding a road rage incident that escalated to gunshots. I have a lot of unconfirmed information - as soon as police confirm some things I’ll share more details. I’ll also have a live report at 11pm on Ch2 pic.twitter.com/O0ilqLHYHz— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) June 21, 2018
“There’s always kids walking around, there’s people out running and it’s a multi-generational neighborhood and anyone could’ve been shot. It’s scary,” Marks said.
Police said the gunman was driving a black Chrysler 200 or 300 was last seen traveling southbound on South Candler Street.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to help with the investigation.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Decatur Police Department at 404-373-6551 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
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