East Point police are searching for the people who drove off in a dark car from a shooting Monday that left one teenager dead and two others injured.
Anthony Harris, 14, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was killed at the Lakeshire Village apartment complex in the 3000 block of Spanish Trail, police said. The two other teens, whose ages have not been released, were treated at Grady Memorial Hospital and are in stable condition.
“We have all these people shot up, but we don’t have any motive right now,” East Point police Capt. Clifford Chandler told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Police have made no arrests. Chandler said no weapons were found at the scene.
“It looks like all the gunfire was one way — from the perpetrators to the victims,” he said.
Harris’ mother Myliaka West told Channel 2 Action News she was at home in the apartment complex when she learned that someone had shot her son in the breezeway.
“I kept yelling to everybody out here, ‘How can you kill a child? Who is that sick to kill a child?’” she said. “This is somebody that I can never get back up, bring back up — this is my child.”
West, who is eight months pregnant, was transported to the hospital to be evaluated for stress after Harris’ death, Channel 2 reported. She said she believes her son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“If he had known there was somebody as a target in this breezeway he would have never come out here,” she said.
Neighbor Maurice Bacon said he was resting with his 8-year-old daughter when he heard multiple gunshots.
“The first thing I did was check my little girl and make sure she was OK,” Bacon said. “Then I ran outside and asked, ‘Who got shot?’ I knew with that many shots, somebody had to be hit.”
He said he saw a black Chrysler 300 speeding away from the scene, which is off Washington Road. Police are looking for that vehicle, which has been seen with a black newer model GMC or Chevrolet full-size pickup truck, they said.
Bacon, 30, ran up the breezeway of neighboring apartments and saw a pool of blood and a dead juvenile.
Bacon knew Harris by his nickname of “Da-Da” and said he had just been playing a video game with him the other day when the boy visited his home.
“I’ve never known him for any type of trouble,” Bacon said. “Fourteen years old. He’s still a kid. He still had his whole life to live.”
Anyone with information on the case should contact East Point police at 404-761-2177 or 404-559-6226. Callers can remain anonymous.
— Staff photographer Ben Gray and reporter Daniel Funke contributed to this article.
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