Oakhurst shooting: 1 injured, 1 in custody after shots exchanged

A shooting in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Atlanta on Friday afternoon led to a massive four-hour manhunt for the shooter. One person was injured and another is in custody.

It happened just after 2 p.m. in the 2200 block of College Avenue.

Three cars with bullet holes through the doors and windshields could be seen in a parking lot on College Avenue. 

According to the Atlanta Police Department, a 32-year-old man was found by officers suffering from a gunshot wound.

The man was speaking to medics as he was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. 

Investigators say the victim and the shooter were acquaintances and this was not an active-shooter situation.

Police say the two got into a fight, eventually leading to an exchange of gunfire. The suspected shooter took off after the incident, but later surrendered to authorities.

The police department asked the public to avoid the area for about three hours after reports of the shooting.

A woman who owned one of the vehicles says she was in her car with her newborn baby, her 5-year-old and her 2-year-old, when her boyfriend was shot. 

"About four officers came to our front door and they searched our property, which has about two acres of land behind it," said Daniel Moore, who lives just a few blocks from where the shooting happened.  

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Atlanta police investigate after a reported exchange of gunfire injuries one along College Avenue in the Oakhurst neighborhood on June 21, 2024.  (FOX 5)

Heavily armed officers were seen actively canvassing the neighborhood for the shooter. This included Sisson Avenue NE, Wisteria Way NE, Browning Street NE, Clifford Avenue NE, and Murray Hill Avenue NE.

Ring cameras picked up images of a man with a gun heading down Clifford Avenue and over to Browning Street.  

Cristin Meeker was on her porch when she saw him.  

"I came inside and watched him from my window, and he walked down the street right here with a semi-automatic about this big," said Meeker.  

Meeker says police later told her the man ditched the gun.  

"He put it in the sewer right there, I guess that's what the cops are waiting to retrieve it," said Meeker.  

Investigators later bagged that gun into evidence.

The identity of the shooter and victim has not been released.