4 injured after shots fired in Cumberland Mall parking lot

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police are investigating a shootout involving two vehicles outside of Cumberland Mall that left four people injured, officials said.

Investigators initially said two people, including a child, were injured Tuesday night when people in two vehicles began firing at each other. Two more victims have since been connected to the incident, Cobb County police said Thursday.

Three teenagers — identified by police as 18-year old Karanji Reese, 19-year-old Jokava Harris and 19-year-old Desean Powell — were stable when they were taken to a hospital following the shooting. Two were shot, and one “was the victim of aggravated assault,” according to police spokeswoman Officer Shenise Barner.

A fourth victim, a boy of “elementary school age,” was also taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound, she said. The three who were shot had wounds in the leg, foot and back.

It was not clear if any of the victims were the intended targets of the gunfire.

“This appears to be the aftermath of a shooting between at least two separate suspect vehicles that already left the scene,” police Sgt. Wayne Delk told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Cobb police were on the scene Tuesday night in the Cumberland Mall parking lot outside Buffalo Wild Wings, near Cobb Parkway.

A representative for the property management company that operates Cumberland Mall did not respond to questions from the AJC.

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