7 detained, 1 injured in shooting at Atlanta-area mall

Crime & Safety

ATLANTA (WSAV) – Police are investigating a shooting at an Atlanta-area mall Thursday afternoon.

Seven people have been detained and one person was injured in the Southlake Mall incident, news outlets report.

The gunshot victim was taken to the hospital, the chief of the Morrow Fire Department confirmed to WXIA.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the victim, a 28-year-old man, was hit in the inner thigh. Three others were treated on the scene for anxiety attacks and released, the paper reports.

Police told the AJC the incident started as a verbal altercation between groups that boiled over inside the mall.

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