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Atlanta Police respond to shooting at Bessie Branham Park in Kirkwood

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Atlanta Police respond to shooting at Bessie Branham Park in Kirkwood

CREDIT ALISON GUILLORY / WABE
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Atlanta, GA — Atlanta Police say they are on the scene at Bessie Branham Park where one person has been shot.

The person is in stable condition, the Police Department says. Witnesses said the park was busy on the afternoon of Easter Sunday when the shooting occurred.

“On Sunday April 4, 2021 at around 6:55 p.m. officers in the area of 2051 Delano Dr NE heard gunfire in the area,” a spokesperson for the Police Department said. “The officers investigated and found an adult male with a gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation found that the shooting was a result of a dispute between people in a park. Bystanders pointed out a person believed to be the suspect in the case and that person, an adult male, is currently detained. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition and the investigation is continuing.”

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