Georgia authorities say four people were shot early Sunday morning near the Georgia State University campus.
Of the four, two were students and may have lived in student housing.
The incident happened near Piedmont Avenue and John Wesley Dobbs Avenue after an altercation between two groups. Police say 3 females and 1 male were shot, all were bystanders, Fox News Atlanta reported.
Three of the victims are stable and the other victim is in critical condition.
No arrests have been made.
Georgia State University President M. Brian Blake sent out an open letter to the Panther community:
“We were deeply saddened to learn early Sunday, Oct. 29 of a shooting near campus that impacted two Georgia State students. I communicated with the Mayor in addition to our campus leadership, and we are working closely with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) as they conduct their investigation. We are taking immediate action to ensure the safety of all our community by increasing patrols in the area. The safety of the Georgia State community is my top priority and we will continue to work with the APD to identify ways to make areas surrounding our campus more secure.”
“Four people, two of them students, were shot at John Wesley Dobbs Avenue and Courtland Street around 5 a.m. after a nearby altercation occurred involving non-GSU individuals who exchanged gunfire. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured and their families. We will continue to provide updates from the police as we receive additional information.”
“Counseling services are available 24/7 by calling 404-413-1640 and Student Victim Assistance provides additional resources for students impacted by crime.”
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