Friday, February 1, 2013
Atlanta Public Schools investigation shows they were inoperable.
An Atlanta Public Schools investigation of the metal detectors at Price Middle School following a Jan. 31 shooting of a student shows they weren't working. In fact, in a statement released late Friday night, the district said the detectors at the Historic South Atlanta school have not been used much this current school year. APS said that one of the two metal detectors is now functioning and that the other is expected to be operational next week. Students in attendance Friday passed through that metal detector and they were scanned with security wands, the district said in its statement. "It is our priority to immediately test and service all metal detectors at all of our schools," APS' statement read. "In addition, we are reviewing …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Amputee was shot while sitting in his wheelchair.
The Atlanta Police Department continues to investigate an amputee on amputee shooting early Friday morning on 7th Street in Southwest Atlanta. 7th Street is located off of Cleveland Avenue. According to Captain Adam Lee III, the shooter was a guest in the house but police are not clear on what the motive may have been for the crime. CBS Atlanta is reporting that after the suspect shot the roughly 45 year-old victim in the back while he sat in his wheelchair, he forced a woman in the house to drive him away from the scene of the shooting. The victim was rushed to Grady and is in stable condition. The amputee suspect is still being sought by police. The woman that was forced to take the suspect away is safe at home.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Man was shot and killed just before Tuesday at midnight.
According to a CBS report a man was shot and found in the middle of the street in Southwest Atlanta. CBS states that, "Atlanta Police Captain Adam Lee III said a young man was shot at least once on Astor Avenue just before midnight Tuesday." The victim died after being taken to Grady Hospital, and the case is being investigated by homicide. Stay with Cascade Patch as more info is released.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A man was shot though his leg around 2 a.m. in Southwest Atlanta
Police responded to a shooting on Atwood Street, near Beecher and Donnelly Avenue, early this morning. The victim had a bullet go through one leg and lodge into the other. CBS is reporting that "the victim was able to identify the shooter, but no arrest has been made. He told police he did not know why he was attacked."
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Police hunt for two gunmen
Atlanta police are looking for at least two gunmen who shot and killed two people at a Northside Drive car wash late Friday night. Police said the victims, who were shot multiple times in their legs and torsos inside the business in the 200 block of Northside Drive, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where they later died. A third victim taken to Grady remains in critical but stable condition. Witnesses said several males entered the location, which also serves as a recording studio, brandishing handguns, demanding money when suddenly shots rang out. Witnesses told police the gunmen, one of whom wore a mask, fled in a brown or tan Chevrolet Tahoe after the shooting, which occured just after 11 p.m.