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2 shot outside downtown Atlanta convenience store

Two men were injured Friday morning in a shooting at the Quick Pick convenience store on Forsyth Street, Atlanta police said.
Two men were injured Friday morning in a shooting at the Quick Pick convenience store on Forsyth Street, Atlanta police said.

Two men were wounded in an early morning shooting outside a downtown Atlanta convenience store, according to police.

Marcus Hudson, 47, and Travis Williams, 38, were standing outside of the Quick Pick store in the 200 block of Forsyth Street around 2 a.m. Friday when they heard gunshots, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said. Bullets hit them in the legs, but they did not realize it until they took cover inside the store. Both are stable at a hospital, according to Avery.

Neither Hudson nor Williams saw the gunman, who remains at large, police said.

The Quick Pick has been the scene of multiple shootings. On June 26, 2018, a man entered the store and started shooting, injuring three people before leading police on a short car chase through downtown. He was caught and arrested by police, who believe he was retaliating after his car windshield was smashed.

Days later, a violent night along Forsyth Street saw a 29-year-old woman shot inside the same Quick Pick after a 57-year-old woman was killed in a shooting nearby. Police said the shootings were connected, and that the older woman was targeted because her son was the suspected gunman in the younger woman's shooting.

Friday's incident at the Quick Pick comes after a particularly violent weekend in Atlanta that saw five people killed and more than two dozen others injured in shootings.

The investigation into the latest shooting is ongoing.

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