Multiple teens shot outside Waffle House near Centennial Olympic Park

Police said five teenagers were shot outside a Waffle House near Centennial Olympic Park. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Police said five teenagers were shot outside a Waffle House near Centennial Olympic Park. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Five teenagers were shot near Centennial Olympic Park late Saturday night, Atlanta police confirmed.

Officers were called to the area outside a Waffle House at 135 Andrew Young International Boulevard around 10 p.m. and found three people with gunshot wounds, Deputy Chief Timothy Peek told reporters.

Shortly after, police were notified that two others had taken themselves to Grady Memorial Hospital. Investigators then learned those two people had allegedly taken a vehicle from a valet at gunpoint, Peek said.

The ages of the gunshot victims range from 15 to 19 years old and all are said to be stable.

Preliminary information indicates that some sort of fight broke out between two groups of people that escalated to gunfire, police said, but a motive has not been established.

The two victims who drove themselves to the hospital — 17-year-old Davion Knox and a 15-year-old who was not identified — have been charged with carjacking a motor vehicle, police said in a news release.

Three weapons were recovered at the scene, Peek said. The stolen vehicle also was recovered.

Just before the incident, 911 operators received reports of teens riding scooters in the area “that very well could have been shooting,” Peek said, but investigators “have not had the opportunity to determine whether they were directly involved with this incident.”

Multiple scooters were found at the scene, but “how they got here and who was using them, we’ll have to figure that piece out,” Peek added.