An 18-year-old was killed and another man was critically injured during a shooting Monday night outside a club in northwest Atlanta near Bankhead, according to authorities.
Atlanta police got a call around 11 p.m. about a person shot at 2555 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in the Center Hill area, not far from Center Hill Park. The location is home to Club Bankhead and Fox Phase II, a restaurant and event venue.
One of the victims, identified as 18-year-old Dominic McKibbins by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. It was not clear if the shooting was related to either nightlife business.
Joann McKibbins, Dominic’s grandmother, came to the crime scene and told Channel 2 Action News her grandson had just celebrated his birthday.
“A sweet, kind-hearted person. His heart is so pure. That’s all I know about my grandson,” she told the news station.
McKibbins said she and his mother are hurt.
“All the young people die for no reason. They got to put the guns down. They need to go put the guns down,” she said.
Police have not said what led to the shooting or released any other details about the surviving victim.
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