Teens are charged for allegedly shooting a mall security guard in Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall.
The number of mass shootings in the United States is at a whopping 272 in this year alone. The numbers for these type of crimes has increased in the last year. Two 15-year-olds in Atlanta have been charged for the shooting of a mall security guard at a popular shopping destination in the Buckhead area of the city on Sunday evening (June 13). The shooting left the security guard in critical condition.
Reports from local news sources confirmed that officers were called to Lenox Square mall after reports of shots fired around 8:30 pm. When responding officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a security guard in his early 40s with a gunshot wound in his torso. Luckily, officers arrived in time and he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Using witness testimonies and statements, officers were able to eventually locate the two suspects at the nearby Westin Buckhead Atlanta hotel. While it’s believed there were others involved in the situation, the two teens were more directly involved in the situation.