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Shooting injures 2 teen girls at North Point Mall carnival in Alpharetta, police say

Detectives found a handgun at the scene, according to authorities.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta Police are investigating a shooting at the carnival at North Point Mall Wednesday evening that left a 15-year-old and 18-year-old girl injured.

Police responded to calls of shots fired at the carnival at the popular mall just after 7 p.m., but believe the shooting is an isolated incident; authorities said the suspect, described by police as a young adult man, is no longer at the mall after running away from the scene.

The two teen girls were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The severity of their injuries are not yet known, although one victim was airlifted while the other was taken by ambulance.

Alpharetta Police Lt. David Freeman said detectives found a handgun at the scene. He explained detectives do not have any motive for the shooting right now. He also said it is unsure if they were on a carnival ride when the shooting occurred.

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It has been the second call for shots fired at a mall in Fulton County on the same day. On Wednesday afternoon, police received calls of shots fired at Greenbriar Mall, but did not find anyone hurt or any damage to the building.

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