Man jumps from second-floor window to escape shooter

A man jumped from a second-floor window to get away from a shooter in south Fulton County, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

However, police told the news station the gunman followed the victim to a neighbor's house and shot him in the back.

The condition of the man, identified by a neighbor as Wilbur Wiggins, is unknown.

Authorities are investigating after Wilbur Wiggins was injured in a shooting. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

According to police, the shooting occurred just before lunchtime Monday along Big Sage Drive.

The victim answered his door after his doorbell rang.

When he realized the person on the other side had a gun, Wiggins ran upstairs and hurled himself out of a window to get away, police said. 

A neigbor, who asked not to be identified, said he witnessed part of the incident.

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“I was in the kitchen and I heard this loud bang,” he told Channel 2. “And at the same time, my doorbell starts to ring.”

The neighbor said Wiggins is a nice, hard-working man who has spent the last three decades working for the McDonald's corporation. 

“I’m saying who the heck would want to shoot Wilbur?” the witness said. 

He said he saw the shooter run away from the scene, but it happened too quickly for him to be able to give a description.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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