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UPDATE: Dekalb police say victim shot 3 suspects during attempted robbery

(FOX 5 Atlanta)

Police in DeKalb County said the victim of an attempted violent crime in a busy shopping center parking lot shot three of their attackers Friday afternoon, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.

It happened outside of the Kroger parking lot located along Wesley Chapel Road near S. Hairston Road around 4:15 p.m. DeKalb County Police said a group of armed individuals followed the victim to the parking lot, where investigators believe they planned to rob or carjack the victim.

Police said the victim was able to shoot the three suspects during an exchange of gunfire. The victim and none of the other bystanders were injured. Police said the suspects did not hit anyone with their gunfire.

At least one car sustained damage as a result of the exchange of fire.

Numerous witnesses said they heard gunshots and then commotion. Police said a wounded person entered into the Kroger, prompting staff to call 911.

SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene just after 4:30 p.m. and spotted a large area of the parking lot in front of the Kroger and several other shops roped off with police tape.

The names of those involved have not yet been released.

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police in DeKalb County have responded to a report of a shooting at a busy shopping center.

It happened along Wesley Chapel Road near S Hairston Road at the Kroger shopping center. Police received the call just around 4:15 p.m. Reports indicate the shooting happened in the parking lot.

SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene just after 4:30 p.m. and spotted a large area of the parking lot in front of the Kroger and several other shops roped off with police tape.

This story is breaking. Check back for updates.


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