Cascade Patch has learned from the Atlanta Police Department that two men were shot on Thursday evening during some sort of ambush on Beecher Street.
According to the official police narrative on the shooting, around 8:16 p.m. APD responded to 1594 Beecher Street in reference to a person shot call. Officer Kitchen says, "
I encountered victim Eric Walker with a gun shoot wound to his right
wrist and Christopher James Jr whom suffered three gun shoot wounds this
lower back and buttocks. While on scene neither Mr. James nor Mr.
Walker supplied any information in regards to who shot them. Both Mr.
James and Mr. Walker appeared to be in shock while on scene."
Witnesses say that they saw the incident happen as they were driving down Beecher Street. The witnesses, which Cascade Patch is choosing not to name, "stated
Christopher and Eric were sitting on the hood of a vehicle parked at
the above address, when two juvenile black males approached them and
began shooting. It was unclear how many shots they heard, however they believe it was 8 to 10 shots."
The witnesses describe the suspects as follows: "One
of the males light skin, had dreads, wearing a white t-shirt and khaki
pants. The other suspect was a brown skin male wearing a black shirt and
APD reports to Cascade Patch that, "suspects were last seen by (witnesses) running north on Beecher St. towards Alvarado St." They are both said to be armed and witnesses saw both holding black handguns and shooting.
There were multiple other witnesses along Beecher Street who describe the suspects in the same way. One of the witnesses was able to somewhat identify one of the shooters and gave officers a lead to go on.
At this time, no arrests have been reported. If you have any information on this case, you can anonymously call CrimeStopers at 404-577-TIPS