ATLANTA — Police are investigating a shooting in southwest Atlanta.
Authorities say a person was shot in the back in the area of 872 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW just before 7:27 p.m. Tuesday.
Channel 2 Action News learned the victim ran into a Chick-fil-A restaurant across the street to ask for help.
The Chick-fil-A recently opened in January. We were there when city leaders camped out to bring awareness to the revitalization of the city's west side.
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We were told the victim is breathing and conscious.
So far, no one has been arrested.
Atlanta police are asking anyone who may have information regarding the shooting to call them.
Channel 2's Carl Willis spoke with witnesses in the area, and some of them said the shooting stemmed over an argument on social media. Atlanta police could not confirm.
Those in the area during the shooting said several lives were put at risk, including the children they said were on that very same sidewalk.
"The shooter had no heart for the children that were out here. I think it's a shame," said Ashley Parker, who was inside the Mr. Everything restaurant when she heard a bullet hit the window. "I thought it was someone breaking in at first," he said. "We were standing directly back through there and you could see where the shot hit, it could have hit any one of our co-workers because the door was open and we were right there."
Those in the area during the shooting said several lives were put at risk including the children they said were on the very same sidewalk.
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