1 killed, 5 injured in drive-by shooting at DeKalb gas station

Investigators said a gunman began firing into a crowd of people outside a Chevron station, which is near a smoke shop.
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Investigators said a gunman began firing into a crowd of people outside a Chevron station, which is near a smoke shop.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A 60-year-old man was killed and five other people were injured when someone opened fire into a crowd at a DeKalb County gas station Sunday evening, police said.

Earl Adams died in a hospital after he was shot outside the Chevron gas station in the 4700 block of Redan Road, according to DeKalb police spokeswoman Officer Elise Wells. Five other victims remain in the hospital in serious condition.

As many as 30 shots were fired into the crowd of people outside the gas station, which is near a smoke shop, Wells confirmed. Police told Channel 2 Action News the gunman fired from a car driving south on South Hairston Road, but witnesses could not describe the vehicle to investigators.

One woman and five men, including Adams, were hit by the gunfire.

Authorities have not released any further details. An investigation is ongoing.