6 people wounded during ‘targeted’ shooting in Atlanta neighborhood, police say

Police said the incident appeared to be a targeted shooting.

ATLANTA — Six people were wounded after gunfire erupted in an Atlanta neighborhood on Sunday evening, authorities said.

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According to a news release from the Atlanta Police Department, officers responded to a neighborhood in the southeastern section of the city at about 4 p.m. EST.

Lt. Germain Dearlove, homicide commander with Atlanta police, said that five men and a woman were wounded in what appeared to be a targeted attack, WSB-TV reported.

According to the Atlanta Police Department news release, five victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment and one person, who was grazed by a bullet, refused transportation to a medical facility.

One of the victims is in critical condition, WSB reported.

Dearlove said the victims appeared to be gathered in the front yard of a residence at 1090 Redfield Drive when someone walked up to the group and began firing a weapon, according to the television station.

Dearlove added that the victims appeared to exchange fire with the shooter or shooters, WSB reported.

Police have not released any information about suspects or a possible motive.

An investigation is ongoing.

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