Man shoots gas station worker after argument over bathroom, cops say

It started as an argument over the bathroom. It ended in a shooting.

Now, Atlanta police are searching for the armed suspects they say shot a man twice in the leg inside a Texaco gas station in the 3700 block of Campbellton Road about 1:20 a.m. Thursday.

The victim, who works at the gas station, told police a man came inside, started a fight and shot him for no reason. Detectives told Channel 2 Action News the shooting began as an argument over the bathroom.

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“As the suspect was trying to leave the location, he dropped the gun and the victim’s girlfriend picked it up and fired one shot back at the suspect,” Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown said.

A second suspect came inside the gas station and demanded the gun, but he left when he saw the girlfriend had the weapon, police said. Surveillance footage obtained by Channel 2 shows the suspect attempting to shoot at the woman, but his gun jammed.

Brown said the girlfriend ran to a building across the street and hid there until police arrived.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. His identity was not released.

No description of the suspects was released.

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