1 injured in shooting outside of Lenox Square in Buckhead

A man was injured in a shooting as he exited Lenox Square Mall Monday evening. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

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A man was injured in a shooting as he exited Lenox Square Mall Monday evening. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

A man was taken to a hospital on Monday evening after he was shot while leaving Lenox Square, officials said.

The injured man, who was not identified, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in a private car following the shooting around 6 p.m., Atlanta police said in a news release. When officers met with the man at Grady, he told them that the shooting had taken place at the upscale Buckhead shopping mall.

“Preliminary investigations revealed the shooting occurred when the victim was near the parking garage of the location and the shooting appeared to be targeted,” police said.

The shooter is believed to have fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan and has not been located. Atlanta police have released few other details.

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The shooting Monday was at least the 11th at metro Atlanta shopping centers this year and the second at Lenox.

On June 13, two teenagers attempted to rob a Lenox Square security guard and then shot him, leaving him critically injured, Atlanta police said.

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The suspects, whose names were not released, were arrested and charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, according to Atlanta police. The teenagers, a boy and a girl, were also charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and weapons offenses.

In 2020, Lenox Square was the site of at least six shootings, including a March homicide that killed a Tennessee man, according to police. Arrests have been made in the majority of those cases, which prompted security measures such as a weapons detector at the mall’s main entrance. A few days before Christmas, 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie was shot to death when gunfire erupted outside nearby Phipps Plaza. Phipps and Lenox, premier retail destinations in the heart of Buckhead, are owned by Simon Property Group.

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