11-year-old boy hospitalized from shooting at DeKalb skating rink, police say

DeKalb County police said an 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after someone shot him at a skating rink late Saturday. 

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. at Golden Glide off of Wesley Chapel Road.

One witness who did not want to go on camera, told FOX 5's Denise Dillon that there was a fight inside the business that spilled out into the parking lot, moments later she heard shots fired.

Police found a boy with a gunshot wound and first responders rushed him to a hospital.

"Very devastating to hear that happened to a kid. We got children out here, we've got to do better to protect our loved ones," said Dennis Lee who has kids who skate at Golden Glide.

Police are looking at surveillance video and interviewed witnesses but haven't made any arrests. 


Sylvia White says she brings her children to the skating rink about twice a week. She was stunned to hear about the shooting.

"I have a 6-year-old and a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old, someone being shot out here means people are reckless," said White.

According to Golden Glide's website, the rink is open until 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays. It's open as late as 3 a.m. on Fridays nights for "adult sessions."

Anyone with any information is asked to call DeKalb County Police Department detectives at 770-724-7850.

Editor's note: This story initially reported the shooting happened overnight Sunday. Police clarified that the shooting actually occurred late Saturday night.