The violence began during a baseball or softball game at Dunbar Recreational Center inside Rosa L. Burney Park in southwest Atlanta around 7 pm. domingo, Deputy Chief Charles Hampton said. The game was interrupted by an argument that escalated to an exchange of gunfire, and six people were shot, él dijo.
A man in his 30s and an adult woman were shot and killed, while a 6-year-old was struck and transported to Children’s Egleston Hospital in critical condition, Hampton dijo. The other four victims were in stable condition, él dijo.
Police released images of the suspect and are asking the public to help identify them by contacting the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide unit or submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers for a potential reward of up to
Police are still investigating what happened and what relationship, Si alguna, the six victims had to each other, Hampton dijo.
“As we’ve said countless times, we’re just asking the citizens just to find a way to resolve conflict without weapons. We’re just asking people to step away, we’re asking people just to let bygones be bygones,” Hampton dijo.
“Any time that we have any tragedy like this — any death is a tragedy — then as we have kids that are also involved … This is not a place for gunplay. Asi que, we’re just asking everyone to leave the guns at home.”
The shooting represents the 18th mass shooting in Georgia this year
, de acuerdo con la Archivo de violencia armada
, which defines a mass shooting as any incident in which four or more people are shot
, excluding the gunman
As of July
30, ha habido 88 homicides in Atlanta this year
, a 9% increase from the same point last year
, according to Atlanta Police data
. Aggravated assaults
, a category that includes non-fatal shootings
, are also up
4% this year compared to this point last year
, los datos muestran.