3 injured in northwest Atlanta shooting

Police are investigating a triple shooting that critically injured two men Wednesday during what investigators believe was a shootout between two groups at the Fairburn-Gordon Apartments in northwest Atlanta.

Officers, who were responding to an unrelated domestic disturbance call at the Fairburn Road complex, found themselves in the middle of the gunfire.

One victim hid in the backseat of a police car after he was shot, Atlanta police Officer Kim Jones said.

The incident began in the 190 block of Fairburn Road, where the fight that brought an officer out initially took place.

That officer heard gunshots, and later police found Arthur Youmans shot in the head near building C. A white Ford Taurus with six bullet holes in it was parked outside, and shell casings littered a nearby parking lot.

At the initial scene, bystanders told police a man with a gunshot wound was hiding in the backseat of a patrol car, Jones said.

Police found Brandon Wiley with a gunshot wound to his leg.

“We did not get any witnesses to come forward, but Mr. Youmans was able to talk a little and stated that he was at the location hanging with some friends and someone began to shoot,” Jones said. “And as he ran, he was struck in the head and collapsed near the C building on the side.”

A witness told officers she saw two men going through Youmans’ pockets.

After her interview with police, officers heard another gunshot and found the third victim shot in the chest and right hand sitting inside a vehicle.

All three victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition. Two of the men had to undergo surgery overnight, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Police recovered a gun but have no suspects in custody.

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