ATLANTA, GA – Four individuals were shot in the vicinity of Georgia State University’s campus in the early hours of Sunday morning, as reported by the Atlanta Police. University officials have confirmed that two of the victims are students enrolled at the institution.
The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, near a RaceTrac gas station. Notably, this location has witnessed multiple shootings over the past year, including a fatal shooting in December 2022 and another in April of the current year.
According to the police, three of the victims, comprising one man and two women, are presently in stable condition, having transported themselves to a nearby hospital. In contrast, the fourth victim, a woman, was in critical condition. She was transported to the hospital by healthcare personnel.
Authorities suspect that the shooting arose from a dispute between two groups, escalating into a violent altercation. The university administration responded promptly, stating, “We are taking immediate action to ensure the safety of all our community by increasing patrols in the area. The safety of the Georgia State community is my top priority, and we will continue to work with the APD to identify ways to make areas surrounding our campus more secure.”
Nonetheless, following multiple incidents of violence in the vicinity, some Georgia State students are expressing their frustration at the lack of safety near the school.