12-year-old killed, 5 others injured after shooting in Atlanta

Police are investigating a shooting in midtown Atlanta.
Police are investigating a shooting in midtown Atlanta.(Atlanta News First)
Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 11:17 AM MST
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ATLANTA (WANF/Gray News) - A 12-year-old is dead and five others are injured after a shooting on the 17th Street bridge near Atlantic Station in Atlanta, WANF reported.

Police say a dispute Saturday night escalated to gunfire. Before the shooting, police said a group of juveniles was escorted off Atlantic Station property by off-duty Atlanta police officers and Atlantic Station personnel.

The group then moved off to 17th Street near the Interstate 75 overpass, where officials say the dispute occurred around 8 p.m. According to police, the dispute escalated to gunfire on the 17th Street bridge, killing one person and injuring five others.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner tells WANF the shooting victim was identified as 12-year-old Zyion Charles.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said in a news conference Sunday that one of the five shooting victims is in critical condition. He said the shooting victims attended schools across metro Atlanta.