3 shot at Atlanta mall after drug deal, police say

ATLANTA—At least three people were shot at Atlanta's West End Mall Friday afternoon, police said.

Two were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known. The third person, said to be an innocent bystander, was treated at the scene and did not go to the hospital. Police say two men and a woman were shot.

Authorities said that it appeared that two rival gangs got into an altercation during a drug deal inside the mall. The argument spilled outside the mall.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard said a white SUV turned onto on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. A man got out of the vehicle and began firing. Others began returning fire.

At least 20 shots were fired, police said.

Police are searching for suspects in the shooting. They said that surveillance cameras captured the shooting. Late Friday afternoon, police released a police of a white Hyundai SUV. Police noted the paint chipping on the hood of the vehicle. 

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