Two people were shot and wounded early Tuesday at a suspected illegal gambling house in West End, Atlanta police said.
When officers arrived to investigate the 12:15 a.m. shooting on Lee Street at Poole Place in southwest Atlanta, they found illegal gambling machines and tables inside, Channel 2 Action News reported.
“It appears to be some type of gambling house,” Atlanta police Capt. Scott Kreher said.
The station reported that the business was full of people when a three-man robbing crew entered with guns drawn.
Kreher said one man was shot in the leg and a second victim was shot in the stomach.
“It appears to be a robbery,” Kreher told Channel 2. “They robbed each customer inside along with shooting the security guard and one of the customers.”
A third person inside the gambling house suffered a heart attack after police arrived, Kreher told the station.
The names and conditions of those injured were not immediately available.
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