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(UPDATE) Decatur Police respond to shooting on Mead Road

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(UPDATE) Decatur Police respond to shooting on Mead Road

A photo from the scene on Mead Road. Photo provided to Decaturish
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A photo from the scene on Mead Road. Photo provided to Decaturish

A man has been shot in the groin after a dispute that occurred at a Mead Road intersection, a Decatur Police spokesperson said.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night, Dec. 28, at approximately 7:24 p.m. Lt. Jennifer Ross said it happened at the intersection of Mead Road and Leyden Street.

“Officers arrived and located the victim, an adult male, with a gunshot wound to the groin,” Ross said. “The victim initially stated he was robbed but then stated he got into an argument with a group of males over money he owed to someone but could not provide a name.”

In a previous statement, Ross said, “The victim is familiar with the suspects.”

A witness reported hearing a gunshot and told police that “four black males who appeared to be in their teens” ran from the scene toward Oakhurst Park.

The victim is in stable condition and being treated at a local hospital, Ross said.

A witness reported hearing a gunshot and then seeing four black males who appeared to be in their teens run from the intersection towards Oakhurst Park. The victim is in stable condition and being treated at an area hospital.

Several Oakhurst residents witnessed the scene immediately following the shooting.

One witness said he saw a man on the ground. “Looked like an injury to leg, the way they were treating him,” the witness said.

Other witnesses described numerous police vehicles in the area.

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