Bystander hit multiple times in Midtown drive-by shooting

Atlanta police officers investigate a drive-by shooting Wednesday morning outside the Aurum Lounge on Peachtree Place in Midtown.
Atlanta police officers investigate a drive-by shooting Wednesday morning outside the Aurum Lounge on Peachtree Place in Midtown.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

A bystander was shot multiple times when someone in a Range Rover opened fire Wednesday morning outside a Midtown nightclub, police said.

Officers responding about 5:30 a.m. found the victim outside the Aurum Lounge on Peachtree Place, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery.

“The investigation revealed that a suspect in a dark green Range Rover drove by and fired several shots, missing the intended target and striking the victim,” he said in a statement. “The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition and the investigation is continuing.”

Police did not say if the victim, who was not identified, was a patron of the club.

Bullets also shattered the glass storefront of a Supercuts on Spring Street and hit three cars parked nearby.

Bullets also shattered the glass storefront of a Supercuts on Spring Street and hit three cars parked nearby.
Bullets also shattered the glass storefront of a Supercuts on Spring Street and hit three cars parked nearby.

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Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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