1 dead, 2 in critical condition after shooting at DeKalb Popeyes

One person has died after a triple shooting outside a Popeyes restaurant in DeKalb County, police said.

Three people were shot about 9:25 p.m. Monday in what appears to be a shootout in the parking lot of the restaurant, located in the 3000 block of Panola Road near Lithonia, Channel 2 Action News reported. The restaurant was open for business at the time.

Officers responding to the restaurant found two people with gunshot wounds, and a third later showed up at an area hospital. They also found semi-automatic guns on the ground, shattered glass and bullet holes in the side of a Ford pickup truck parked outside, Channel 2 reported.

At least three weapons were recovered from the scene.

The three were initially in critical condition following the shooting, but DeKalb police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer confirmed one person died at a hospital late Monday night.

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“A possible suspect has been detained,” Spencer told AJC.com on Tuesday.

Police are not yet releasing the names of those involved as an investigation is ongoing, he said.

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