A man shot at a southeast Atlanta gas station went to another gas station two miles away to call for help, police said.
The shooting happened early Wednesday morning at an Exxon on Jonesboro Road just off I-285. Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said officers were responding to a report of shots fired at that gas station when they got a call from a nearby Chevron that a shooting victim had shown up there.
The man, who was shot in the stomach, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
After an investigation, officers determined the victim was shot while speaking with a group of people inside a white sedan at the Exxon. It is not clear if the man knew the sedan’s occupants.
“At some point, an occupant of the white sedan fired at the victim, striking him in the stomach,” Daugherty said in a statement. “The victim then produced a weapon of his own and fired at the suspects, causing the suspects to flee.”
The victim was put into a friend’s vehicle and driven to the Chevron station at the corner of Browns Mill Road and Crown Road, which is near the main post office.
The shooting remains under investigation, Daugherty said.
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