6 men shot along Greenway Drive in DeKalb County | What we know

Six people were shot at a home along Greenway Drive in DeKalb County on Thursday evening. 

A little after 9 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Greenway Drive near Emerald Lake Drive after reports of shots being fired. 

DeKalb County police say they found six men, all suffering from gunshot wounds. Their condition ranged from minor to serious. All were taken to area hospitals for treatment. As of Friday morning, all the victims are still in the hospital.

Few details have been released about the shooting as investigators comb over the scene for evidence, speak to witnesses, and search for surveillance video. 

Investigators say the shooting started when an argument between two groups escalated into gunfire.

Dekalb County police surround a home along Greenway Drive for a reported shooting on May 30, 2024.

DeKalb County police surrounded a home along Greenway Drive for a reported shooting on May 30, 2024.  (FOX 5)

While the identities of those shot have not been released, police say they were all between the ages of 18 and 48 years old.

So far, no arrests have been made in the shooting, as officials say those who managed to dodge the bullets fled from the scene.

Neighbors told FOX 5 they heard 40 to 50 shots before the massive police response.

Investigators say the shooting spanned an entire block.

The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation.

The shooting happened in the Emerald Estates subdivision which is off of Snapfinger Drive.

If you have any information that could help with the investigation, please contact the Homicide Assault Unit at (770) 724-7850.

Greenway Drive residents concerned about shootout

People living along Greenway Drive in DeKalb County say they are furious after a shootout sent six people to the hospital Thursday night. 

"Stop doing stupid stuff," one neighbor said.  

"It's like something you see on TV," Veronica Green said.  

"I was upstairs and heard the shooting, but I thought it was firecrackers because they shoot those big ole things that go ‘BOOM.’ That's what I thought it was," one neighbor said.  

"The tare is controlling the wheat. We have to tighten up," Green said.  

Veronica Green lives nearby and says she's fed up with the violence. 

"It's cool to walk around with guns with the expectations that it's going to pop off," Green said. "They don't have consequences. That's why they do what they do. it's cool to shoot and it's cool to come out in the street and act like a fool because that's what they were doing."   

"Find Jesus. Tell the parents to teach them how to be a human being and not an animal because that's just how they act," one neighbor said.  

DeKalb County Police have not released any additional information but say they are using surveillance footage to piece together what happened.