3 sisters shot celebrating birthday, woman hit 8 times survives

ATLANTA — A group of women gathered to celebrate a birthday are recovering from a shooting that also killed a man.

Atlanta police said the shooting happened after a fight started at an apartment complex on Cleveland Ave. Saturday night.

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Three sisters along with a handful of other family members were celebrating the birthday of one of those sisters when they said a man living in the apartment complex came charging out.

“He came down with a fanny pack and a gun in his fanny pack with the intent to shoot,” one sister said.

Channel 2′s Tom Regan spoke to a woman who was a part of the celebration and was not shot. She said the man started accusing the group of disrespecting his sister, someone they didn’t even know. They said that is when 22-year-old Delano Wells Jr. started fighting with them.

“When we fell on the ground, he got up and got his gun and he shot me in the legs,” said another family member. “After than he just started shooting everywhere. Bullets were flying everywhere, everyone was running and falling. it was terrible. Then I found my gun on the ground and I shot back, and I killed him. It wasn’t my intention but I had to protect my family”.


By the time the shooting stopped, three sisters and one of their niece’s had been shot. Wells was dead at the scene. The entire family was thankful for the one family member able to shoot back

“I just want to thank God that they are still here, because she was able to protect us,” she said.

The woman who fired the fateful shots said police told her she will not face charges.

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