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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Man shot at Edgewood Retail District on Moreland Avenue

Shortly after 5 p.m. today, tweets started popping up that mentioned gun shots at the Edgewood Retail District. Chef (and CL columnist) Richard Blais tweeted that he heard three shots and then saw a truck speed through the parking lot of the Moreland Avenue shopping complex.

Turns out someone was hit.

From the AJC:

A 30-year-old man was shot in the back the Edgewood Retail District, said Ofc. Eric Schwartz, a spokesperson with the Atlanta Police Department. The man, whom Schwartz did not identify, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was in stable condition, Schwartz said.

The shooting involved a running gun battle between people in two moving vehicles, said Lt. Darin Schierbaum, of the Atlanta police. The vehicles traveled from Moreland Avenue into the shopping center down Caroline Street to the parking lot of the Kroger grocery store, he said.

A police spokesman told the paper that they believed the injured man was a bystander. UPDATE, 8:19 p.m. Police say that the man was idling at a stop light when he was struck by the bullet. The shooter was in either a Penske truck or a silver Mercedes.

Details are popping up. Stay tuned.

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