Police: Drive-by shooting injures 7 in southwest Atlanta

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Police are investigating a shooting that injured seven people on a southwest Atlanta street.

Officials with the Atlanta Police Department told FOX 5 that the shooting happened Friday night at around 11:15 on the 700 block of Ira Street SW.

Witnesses said that a black SUV and black sedan drove to the home and started firing at a group of people outside.

Seven people and four vehicles were hit in the gunfire, police said. One of those victims was struck in the stomach and transported to the hospital in critical condition, according to investigators. Authorities added that the others did not appear to have life-threatening injuries.

"I'm scared because kids can't come to the playgrounds and have fun and go to park," one witness, who did not want to be identified, told FOX 5. "You don't know when someone might pull up and start shooting."

The investigation is ongoing but officials said they do not believe the incident is connected to another drive-by shooting that happened early Thursday and injured seven people.