2 injured in gunfight after attempted robbery at Lithonia-area gas station

Two people have been hospitalized after police say they started shooting at eachother during an attempted robbery outside a DeKalb County gas station Thursday evening, police say.

It happened just after 8:15 p.m. at the QuikTrip located along Covington Highway near Lithonia Industrial Boulevard. DeKalb County Police say officers arrived at the gas station, but did not find any victims.

While asking witnesses about the incident, two people arrived at an area hospital.

Police say a 27-year-old man suffered shots to the abdomen. He was listed in serious condition late Thursday evening.

A second man, who is 24, was shot in the neck and was stable, police say.

Friday morning, police say they believe both men "were engaging in risky behavior" when one tried to rob the other.

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DeKalb County Police investigate a shooting outside a QuikTrip along Covington Highway on Sept. 28, 2023. (FOX 5)

Investigators say both began shooting at each other and wer injured.

The reported robber, who police have not identified, is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.  

The shooting remains under investigation.

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