1 wounded in Fayetteville shooting as police hunt suspects

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Fayetteville police are shown behind a police tape in a restaurant parking lot off Hwy. 85 jto the north of the shooting incident Monday. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Fayetteville police are shown behind a police tape in a restaurant parking lot off Hwy. 85 jto the north of the shooting incident Monday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

 

Update, Jan. 28: Fayetteville Police continue to investigate the Monday afternoon shooting incident that took place at the Discount Tobacco gas station located on Hwy. 85 North (North Glynn Street) at Kathi Avenue in Fayetteville.

According to reports, occupants of two vehicles at the gas station interacted with each other, which led to a suspect opening fire at occupants in the other vehicle. The victim’s vehicle fled the scene northbound and a short distance later collided with a vehicle on Creekwood Trail said department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

Burdett said the victim, who sustained a gunshot wound, was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The suspects’ vehicle, which was reported to be a black convertible BMW, possibly a 6 Series, with black rims, was seen driving away from the scene traveling northbound on Hwy. 85, Burdett said.

Police are asking anyone with information, and especially any video footage of the incident or the vehicles involved in the incident, to contact Detective Tyler Simpson at 770-719-4227 or tsimpson@fayetteville-ga.gov

Witnesses wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-8477 or visit them at www.CrimeStoppersAtlanta.org

The suspects are considered to be armed and dangerous, and anyone encountering them should avoid confrontation and call 911.

Original story: Fayetteville police are actively investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 3 p.m. today at the Discount Tobacco gas station on North Glynn Street (Hwy. 85) at Kathi Avenue. That’s just above the McDonald’s restaurant.

Initial reports indicate that one person was shot during the incident, and that person has been transported to an area hospital.

Police are looking for suspects who were seen driving northbound away from the scene in a newer-model, black convertible BMW, possibly a 6 Series, with black rims.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Anyone spotting the suspect’s vehicle should avoid confrontation and call 911. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, according to Ann Marie Burdett, the city’s public information officer.

More details as they become available.