Police: Man injured in shooting outside pizza shop

- Atlanta police are searching for a gunman who shot and injured a man outside a pizza shop.

According to officers, two men got into an argument outside the Bakaris Pizza and Kava Lounge on Lee Street in southwest Atlanta just after midnight early Friday morning. Both men had guns and fired their weapons. Investigators believe at least seven shots were exchanged, possibly more. A vehicle in the parking lot was hit several times.

The 47-year-old victim was struck in the hip and was found by officers in the parking lot near the sidewalk. Police said he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Investigators found a handgun next to him on the ground.

The suspect is described as an African American man in his 30s or 40s with a died beige beard. He fled the scene in a white vehicle with a partial tag number of “AC”. Anyone with information is asked to call Atlanta police.

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