2 teens shot in attempted robbery

ATLANTA -- Two teenagers were shot in an attempted robbery near the campus of Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta Thursday morning, police said.

The school was briefly placed on soft lockdown because of the robbery and shooting, according to an Atlanta Public Schools spokesperson.

A man housesitting the home on Imperial Circle said that he heard movement upstairs. He said that someone had also tried to burglarize the home a few weeks ago. The man shot the suspects, according to police.

One of the teens was struck in the arm, while the other was hit in the leg. Atlanta Police spokesman Greg Lyon said the teens drove themselves to the fire station in the 3500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to get help. No names have been released.

Neither suspect had life-threatening injuries. They were taken into police custody and then taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Three people remain hospitalized after an unrelated shooting near the school earlier this week. Marcellus Brooks, a 17-year-old Therrell High sophomore, was arrested and charged with shooting five people. He will be tried as an adult.


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