Man Shot Outside Atlanta-Area Mall; Cops Hunt for Shooter

Dec 21, 2012 10:23pm

ABC News’ Danielle Genet reports:

A man has been shot during an apparent carjacking attempt at South DeKalb Mall in DeKalb County, Ga., police said.

The Atlanta-area mall remained open as police searched for the shooter.

“One adult male was shot,” DeKalb County Police Sgt. M.J. Ferreira told ABC News Radio. “He was taken to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing into the suspect’s identity. There is no one in custody at this time.”

The man was shot in the neck and was hospitalized in serious condition, ABC News station WSB reported.

A shopper told CBS Atlanta News that the shooting was terrifying.

“I got my grandma here, and all of my kids shopping,” the shopper, Aisha Cooper, told the station. “This is just scary.”

ABC News’ Michael S. James and Joan Bernstein contributed to this report.

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