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3 shot during fight outside DeKalb Waffle House; warrant issued for 1 victim

By Shaddi Abusaid – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #atlanta-ga

Three people were injured, including one of the suspects, after an argument inside a DeKalb County Waffle House spilled into the parking lot and erupted in gunfire early Thursday, police said.

The shooting occurred about 4:30 a.m. at the restaurant on Flat Shoals Parkway, just outside the Perimeter, DeKalb police Lt. Rod Bryant told reporters at the scene.

One man and two women were shot, according to police.

When officers arrived, they discovered one of the women in the parking lot. She was shot in the upper body and taken to the hospital, where she remains in critical condition, DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent said.

Later in the day, a warrant was issued for the woman’s arrest, Vincent confirmed. Police are also looking for an unnamed youth, who was not injured. Neither suspect was identified.

“While at the hospital, two more patients arrived. They were shot also,” Bryant said, adding that the second victims — a man and woman — are in serious condition, but stable.

Investigators believe those involved in the shooting were together inside the restaurant when an argument broke out, Vincent said. The argument moved into the parking lot, where a fight ensued before shots were fired.

Aside from the injured woman found in the parking lot, no one involved in the dispute remained on scene to speak with police. Several people inside the restaurant, however, witnessed the shooting.

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