Verbal clash leads to 2 being shot near Stonecrest Mall, DeKalb cops say

Two people were shot outside a store near Stonecrest Mall in DeKalb County on Thursday.

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Two people were shot outside a store near Stonecrest Mall in DeKalb County on Thursday.

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DeKalb County police are investigating after two people were shot outside a store near Stonecrest Mall on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Shopper’s World, Channel 2 Action News reported. The home goods store is located in the Stonecrest Marketplace across the street from the mall property.

A police spokeswoman said two men were shot in the legs and both were stable when paramedics rushed them to a hospital.

Detectives told the news station that the suspect got into an argument with two men in the parking lot after they made a remark to his girlfriend. When the victims climbed into their car, the boyfriend walked over and fired several shots toward the vehicle, Channel 2 reported.

Several bullet holes could be seen in the windshield of the victims’ Infiniti sedan, according to Channel 2.

The suspect fled the scene and has not been taken into custody, police said. Investigators are working to identify the alleged shooter, and detectives told Channel 2 surveillance cameras may have captured the license plate of his vehicle.

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