Innocent bystander injured in shooting at East Point gas station

Innocent bystander injured in shooting at East Point gas station

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Channel 2's Nicole Carr reports police don't know how the man is connected to the other three suspects

Police are searching for three men believed to be involved in a gas station shootout that injured a 28-year-old bystander on Washington Road Tuesday night in East Point.

An argument over time spent in a BP gas station line erupted in gunfire using between 30 and 40 rounds of ammunition and injuring Robert Jackson, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Investigators believe there were three shooters in the incident and it started with two men seen in surveillance video — one man, who had just purchased a pizza at a neighboring parlor, and another man wearing red pants and a white shirt.

In the video, the men can be seen exchanging words. That’s when the man in red pants pulled out a gun and the other man left, only to come back 10 minutes later with a gun.

The exchange of gunfire followed, and the victim, seen on video in a gray hoodie and a black vest, was shot in the back.

Witness Darius Jackson told Channel 2 the argument appeared to be minor.

One man said, ‘you’re taking too long in line,’ the witness said. The other said, ‘don’t say nothing to me.’ He then followed with, ‘I’ll shoot you.’

“And then you know, here we are,” Darius Jackson said.

Robert Jackson survived the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477.

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