Two men were shot Tuesday evening after an argument inside Greenbriar Mall spilled into the parking lot, Atlanta police said.
The victims told police the gunman first confronted them inside the southwest Atlanta mall before following them to their vehicle and firing multiple shots. Both were found with a single gunshot wound when officers responded shortly after 5 p.m.
The men were stable when they were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to the police department.
“The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in a white Dodge Challenger,” a department spokesman said in a statement. “Investigators were notified and are working to identify anyone else involved.”
The future of the mall, located at I-285 and Arthur Langford Jr. Parkway, was called into question earlier this year when Macy’s announced it was closing. Atlanta City Councilwoman Marci Collier Overstreet said the shopping center was at a “crossroads” as it considers a redevelopment.
No plans have been announced, but Greenbriar owners are looking to rebrand and repurpose the 90-acre property, Overstreet said.
Crime has troubled other metro Atlanta shopping centers in recent months.
Most recently, Memphis rapper Kenny Muney was injured in a shooting last month as he sat in his vehicle outside an Atlantic Station department store. The week before that shooting, a jewelry store clerk was wounded in a robbery and shooting inside Town Center mall near Kennesaw, according to Cobb County police.
In Atlanta, a high school girl was killed when bullets started flying outside the Glenwood Park shopping plaza near Grant Park. Atlanta police have accused Elizabeth Parham, 31, of murder and aggravated assault in connection with 15-year-old Diamond Johnson’s death. More arrests are possible, according to police.
No further details about the Greenbriar Mall shooting were released Tuesday.
Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.
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