On Sunday evening, an active shooter at Atlanta Park killed one person and left a 6-year-old child in critical condition along with 4 others injured.
The shooting which began around 7 PM resulted in a man in his 30s being fatally shot and five others, including the child, being struck by gunfire. According to authorities, the shooting was sparked by an argument during a baseball or softball game that was being played inside Rosa L. Burney park.
The man in his 30s was rushed to Grady Hospital, but couldn’t be saved, according to the local news station. Meanwhile, the 6-year-old is currently in critical condition at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital.
“As we’ve said countless times, we’re just asking the citizens just to find a way to resolve conflict without weapons,” Atlanta PD Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said. “We’re just asking people to, you know, step away. We’re asking people just to let bygones be bygones.”
As of Monday morning, the suspect remains at large, and the Atlanta Police Department is asking anyone with information to reach out to their office at 404-614-6544.