Bystander shot after suspect opens fire in Atlanta supermarket

Investigators determined the suspect had been involved in a fight with the store's manager.
Investigators determined the suspect had been involved in a fight with the store's manager.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police are searching for a gunman Tuesday who opened fire at an Atlanta supermarket after getting into an argument with the store’s manager, officials said.

A bystander was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound after he was caught in the crossfire at the Shoppers Supermarket on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, Atlanta police said in a statement.

Police were called to the market just before 1 p.m. The victim was still at the scene, but the gunman had fled.

Investigators determined the suspected shooter had been involved in a fight with the manager inside the store. It is not clear how the fight started. The suspect left after the dispute, but came back with a gun and began shooting, police said.

The person who was shot was not the intended target, police confirmed. The victim was alert when they were taken to the hospital.

A description of the suspect was not provided. An investigation is ongoing.

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