• Police: 4 shot outside restaurant near Georgia State campus

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    ATLANTA - Atlanta police confirm to Channel 2 Action News that four people were shot outside a restaurant near the Georgia State University campus Wednesday night.

    Investigators said they were called to the area of Forsyth and Poplar streets for a report of shots fired.

    Officers said four people, including the shooter, were shot after a dispute inside J.R. Crickets. Police said it was not a drive-by shooting.

    Witnesses told Channel 2’s Carl Willis they heard rapid gunfire and saw the victims run.

    “I saw one person running from the shooting scene. One of the people appeared to be fleeing and took time to stop and smash the window of this car over here and stole a bag out of the car as he ran away,” the witness said, not identifying himself.    

    Georgia State police and Atlanta police investigators were at the scene overnight. GSU police say they took one person into custody.

    The victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

    J.R. Crickets CEO Paul Juliano released the following statement:

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this senseless tragedy. We are incredibly saddened and dismayed by the actions of the perpetrator and we remain committed to making sure that every customer is safe at our stores."

    Georgia State University police they had already been beefing up patrols after armed robberies of students in the campus library.

    While reporting during Channel 2 Action News This Morning, reporter Darryn Moore found a bloody gun underneath a car after it had driven off. He contacted police who are now investigating the new piece of evidence.

    Stay with WSBTV.com and watch Channel 2 Action News for updates on this developing story. 

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