Drive-by shooting suspected in Powder Springs’ 1st homicide of 2020

A drive-by shooting Sunday evening in Powder Springs injured three teenage boys, including 16-year-old A.J. Kimbrough who later died from his wounds.
A drive-by shooting Sunday evening in Powder Springs injured three teenage boys, including 16-year-old A.J. Kimbrough who later died from his wounds.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

One teenage boy is dead and two others are being treated for serious gunshot wounds after what was believed to be a drive-by shooting Sunday in Powder Springs, according to police.

A.J. Kimbrough, 16, was identified as the teen who died, police told Channel 2 Action News.

The shooting death is the first homicide in Powder Springs this year. The city was ranked 29th on the list of the 50 safest cities in Georgia by SafeWise, a company that analyzes the home security industry.

Police responded to a person shot call Sunday evening in Powder Springs to find three teenage boys injured in a suspected drive-by shooting.
Police responded to a person shot call Sunday evening in Powder Springs to find three teenage boys injured in a suspected drive-by shooting.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Powder Springs police said Monday that officers responded to a report of a person shot near Hopkins Court, a wooded residential neighborhood, about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. At the scene, officers found Kimbrough and two 13-year-old boys with serious injuries resulting from gunfire, a statement from Powder Springs police Chief Tony Bailey said.

The three teens were walking to the store when someone drove by and shot at them, police told Channel 2. Police could not identify a suspect, but the investigation is ongoing.

All three boys were taken to the hospital, where Kimbrough was pronounced dead, Bailey said. The other two are being treated for their injuries but police did not have an update on their conditions, according to Bailey’s statement. An investigator told Channel 2 that police were interviewing the two younger boys at the hospital Monday afternoon.

The names of the two younger victims were not released.

Powder Springs and Cobb County detectives are investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact Powder Springs detectives at 770-943-1616, ext. 225, Cobb County detectives at 770-499-3945, or the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-8477.

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