Atlantic Station Shooting


Lexi Browning


On November 27, 2022, a  group of teens fired shots. A 12-year-old was killed and five teenagers were injured in the shooting Saturday night after gunfire erupted near Atlanta’s Atlantic Station retail district following a dispute involving juveniles – according to city officials. Police said a large group of minors got into a dispute shortly after they were escorted out of Atlantic Station for curfew violations and unruly behavior.

Update: A 15 year old teen, that was in critical condition, sadly passed away Wednesday morning, November 30th. Zyion Charles, 12, who was in 7th grade at KIPP Soul Academy, was one of six young people shot after the large fight broke out on the 17th Street Bridge on Saturday night. Channel 2 Action News learned a second child, 15-year-old Cameron Jackson, had died from injuries he sustained in the shooting. Jackson had been in critical condition since the shooting. Channel 2′s Audrey Washington learned from police that the bullets were intended only for Jackson, but the other five victims, including Charles, were also hit.

Detectives say they are looking to identify all of the people seen in the video, but are focusing on the two they believe to be the shooters: one in a bright yellow and black hoodie with a smiley face on it and a second in a blue hoodie with white letters. The shooters were seen in a video, celebrating the shooting prior to boarding a subway train. Please call the Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta – they’re offering a reward of $10,000 for information on who the two young men may be. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.  We have now lost two beautiful souls to gun violence, when will it stop?