Police searched Wednesday for two men suspected in a double shooting at a south DeKalb County apartment complex.
The shooting, which happened about 9 a.m. at the Aspen Woods Apartment Homes in the 3300 block of Flat Shoals Road, was believed to be related to a fight police had responded to earlier, authorities said.
DeKalb police Capt. Stephen Fore said officers had responded to a juvenile fight in the area about 7:30 a.m. The officers broke up that fight, which he said apparently had something to do with bullying. About 9:20 a.m. police received a call about a shooting in the same area.
Fore said two people were shot with a handgun — an 18-year-old shot in the hand and a 21-year-old in the stomach. Both were transported to an area hospital. Names of the victims were not released.
The suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV and have not been located, police said. Authorities said the two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting were Corey Reese, 32, who is 5-foot-8 and weighs 186 pounds, and John Reese, 34, who is 5-foot-6 and weighs 135 pounds. Both have outstanding warrants for aggravated assault, Fore said. Police did not say whether the suspects are related.
Officers set up a perimeter around the shooting scene, which is near the intersection of Flat Shoals and Candler roads, just south of the Gallery at South DeKalb mall. Nearby Flat Shoals Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a precaution while police searched the area.
“We don’t believe that the suspect that actually did the shooting this morning was directly involved with the earlier fight,” Fore said.
Victor Willis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the people shot were his cousins. “A car pulled up with two people and one of them had a gun,” Willis said. “They drove around in the apartments and they got out and they started shooting. I don’t know who they were shooting at, they were just shooting.”
Staff writers Robert Lee and Alexis Stevens contributed to this article.