Man injured in gunfire exchange in Buckhead hotel parking lot

A man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.
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A man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Gunfire erupted outside a Buckhead hotel Monday night after an argument over a woman escalated, police said.

Investigators said two of the men involved in the dispute began chasing and shooting toward a third man, who pulled out a gun of his own and fired back.

The incident, which sent one of the men to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, happened at the Springhill Suites in the 3400 block of Lenox Road, Atlanta police said in a statement.

According to police, a 28-year-old man was at the hotel to meet a woman about 10 p.m. While he was there, a 47-year-old man and another unidentified man approached him in the lobby. Police said the interaction was about the woman, but did not provide specifics.

The 28-year-old then walked out to the parking lot and the unidentified man shot at him, police said. The 28-year-old ran away, and the two other men got into a car and followed him.

More shots were aimed at the 28-year-old as he ran from the car. At some point, he shot back.

The 47-year-old man was hit during the gunfire exchange, police said. The man was last reported as being stable.

No one has been arrested in the shooting, and it’s unclear if charges are anticipated in the case. An investigation is ongoing.

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