Five people were shot and two killed last night in the city of Atlanta, MTO News has learned. And the shooting, which was captured on video, may be an act of White supremacist terrorism.
According to police, the suspects did a drive-by shooting in northeast Atlanta which left two people dead and at least five others injured Saturday evening. All of the victims were African American.
Someone fired into a group of people in the city’s Edgewood neighborhood, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said in a statement.
Authorities said two of the shooting victims died, while five others were in stable condition.
Police released a photo of a black pickup truck that was used in the drive-by.
Investigators did not immediately release additional details, including any information about the suspect, but some witnesses claim that the shooter was Caucasian.
Edgewood, where the shooting took place is considered an upper middle class predominantly Black neighborhood. Here is how it is described:
Edgewood is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia with a population of 3,954. Edgewood is in Fulton County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Edgewood offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Edgewood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Edgewood and residents tend to be liberal.
According to reports, the Atlanta mayor has not yet determined whether the shooting was a hate crime.