Police dogs searched the area for the suspects Friday but did not find them.
Acworth police have not said what led to the shooting or why Perez and his brother were at the plaza. A description of the suspects also has not been released.
Perez is a graduate of North Cobb, but police said the shooting wasn’t connected to the school.
His family told Channel 2 that the week before his shooting they were at Perez’s 1-year-old son’s baptism. He has two other children, the oldest a 4-year-old girl.
“She’s kind of catching on at this point,” another sister-in-law, Lorena Gonzalez, said. “She knows that her dad is not OK.”
Why someone would shoot Perez is a mystery to his family.
“They’re cowards for doing this, especially the way they did it,” Lorena Gonzalez told Channel 2. “Sneaking up on them and then just running away.”
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