1 shot at Atlanta after-prom party on Moreland Drive

An after-prom party in Atlanta ended in gunfire when a partygoer said he caught a group of guys breaking into cars outside.

Atlanta police were called to an Airbnb on Moreland Drive SE on Sunday at 12:28 a.m. where the male victim was shot. He was stable when taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The victim told police he had confronted three men wearing ski masks. The trio has not yet been identified.

Atlanta security specialist strongly advises against confronting criminals

Car break-ins are not a new problem in Atlanta but security experts warn possible witnesses about the dangers of trying to step in.

"Don’t confront people, just don’t do it," said Obie Bryant Jr., Owner of Bryant Safety & Security Solutions. "Resist that urge, and it is an urge. It’s natural to, as human beings, to want to stop something that should be stopped, but you have to assume you could be fatally injured."

He says if you ever come upon a crime in progress, then immediately get to the safest place possible and call 911.

"Call the police," said Bryant. "If they don’t flee, they don’t flee. Let them break into the car because those items can be replaced. You need to assume that they have a weapon, and you don’t want to risk your life for an article."