An early morning argument at a Roswell hookah bar ended with a Gwinnett County man shooting into a car full of people, wounding four, authorities said.
Roswell police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland said the alleged victims and 39-year-old Peachtree Corners resident Jacob Weaver were involved in “an altercation” at the Moon Hookah Lounge on Atlanta Street early Sunday morning. Management reportedly asked Weaver to leave, but he “waited in the parking lot” and gave chase when the seven victims left in their minivan, Holland said.
“He kept trying to run us off the road,” one of the victims, who didn’t want her name published, told Channel 2 Action News. “If we sped up he sped up, if we slowed down he slowed down.”
When the minivan pulled into a parking lot near the intersection of Atlanta and King streets — not far from historic Barrington Hall — Weaver approached and began firing, Holland said. Four of the passengers, two men and two women, were wounded.
They were taken to North Fulton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The woman who spoke with Channel 2 was shot in the finger.
After the incident, Roswell police issued a lookout to neighboring jurisdictions, Holland said. Weaver was located by officers from Sandy Springs and has been charged with seven counts of aggravated assault and one count of armed robbery.
Holland said one of the victims “had an item taken from her” during the incident. It was not clear what that item was.
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