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Security guard, guest shot at Atlanta sports bar

Security guard, guest shot at Atlanta sports bar

ATLANTA -- A security guard and a guest were shot at a southwest Atlanta club Monday morning.

Police said it began at around 4:30 a.m. with a fight at Dejavu 2 Sports Bar and Lounge in the 2900 block of Campbellton Road SW.

According to an Atlanta police spokesperson, the man who started the fight was thrown out of the club. He retrieved a gun from his car and tried to get back into the building, but was stopped by a security guard.

The security guard and the patron shot at each other. The security guard was struck in his left hand, while another club guest was shot in the left hand and left side. Both victims' injuries were not life-threatening.

The patron who shot the security guard has not been caught or identified.

Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said responding officers also arrested the club's owner on a warrant for battery and selling liquor after hours.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Man killed in drive-by shooting in SW Atlanta

Man killed in drive-by shooting in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A man in his 60's was killed in a drive-by shooting in southwest Atlanta Wednesday morning.

It happened shortly after midnight in the 1000 block of McDaniel Street SW, near Delevan Street.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said the victim was shot at least once and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released.

Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the shooting, but are speaking to witnesses.

Guerrucci said police will review surveillance footage from a nearby business, JVC Grocery & Deli, to see if the shooting was caught on video.

Men shoot each other, 1 dies

Men shoot each other, 1 dies

ATLANTA -- Police said an argument led to gunfire in southwest Atlanta Thursday night.

Two men reportedly shot each other at around 11:30 p.m. at the Towne West Manor Apartments in the 300 block of Brownlee Road.

Atlanta Police Lt. Charles Hampton said one of the men was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was injured and taken to a nearby hospital. No names were released.

The shooting is under investigation.

Atlanta Police investigate 2 overnight shootings

Atlanta Police investigate 2 overnight shootings

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating two separate overnight shootings.

That's in addition to the fatal shooting near the Georgia State University campus.

The first incident happened at around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Campbellton and Stanton roads.

Atlanta Police Det. Charles Hampton said responding officers found two men inside a car at a Chevron gas station. The victim in the driver's seat had been shot to death; he was identified Wednesday morning as 29-year-old Antonio Clements. An injured passenger was taken to a nearby hospital.

Man shot, killed in SW Atlanta

Man shot, killed in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA – A man has died after being shot in southwest Atlanta Monday, police said.

According to Officer John Chafee, police responded to a call in the area of Dill and Athens avenues around 5:30 p.m. They found 21-year-old Ishmael McGhee, who appeared to have been shot at least once in the upper body.

McGhee was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

According to the preliminary investigation, a driver had stopped and began talking to McGhee. An argument ensued and the driver shot McGhee. The driver then returned to his vehicle and fled.

No arrests have been made, police said.

Atlanta couple robbed in home invasion

Atlanta couple robbed in home invasion

ATLANTA -- A homeowner was injured and he and his wife were robbed in a home invasion in southwest Atlanta Thursday morning.

It happened at around 1:30 a.m. at a house in the 3200 block of Telford Terrace.

Atlanta Police said four men, one of whom had a gun, waited outside for the homeowner to arrive. When he did, the suspects forced him inside.

The suspects pointed a gun at the homeowner's wife, who was already in the house, and asked for valuables. The wife led the suspects to a safe.

Police said one of the suspects struck the male victim in the face, then forced him to open the safe. The suspects got away with about $2,000 in cash from the safe, plus an iPad and the female victim's purse.

The male victim was not seriously injured, according to police.

The suspects have not been identified, and the home invasion is under investigation.