ATLANTA — Atlanta Police are investigating reports of a person being found shot in Buckhead near a busy shopping area on Thursday afternoon.
11Alive requested additional details after receiving reports of armed officers and ambulances at or near the Home Depot on Piedmont Road NE. Officer TaSheena Brown said a victim, a male, was reportedly "alert, conscious and breathing" after a shooting victim was found at The Peninsula at Buckhead apartments located a short distance away.
Preliminary information suggests that the shooting may have been the result of a domestic dispute. Police are now looking for a female who left the scene on foot - though it's unclear if she was an adult or juvenile.
Investigators with the department's domestic violence unit are working to uncover additional details.
In response to Thursday's shooting, a spokesperson released a statement thanking Atlanta Police and vowing to help them as the situation unfolds. The complex later elaborated with additional details on how it is working to keep residents safe, stating:
“We take the safety of our residents and staff very seriously and are continuously working with security experts to identify ways to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone on our property. In the past month, we have implemented additional security measures including, an increased security presence throughout the community and at building entrances, an increase of vehicle patrols of the community and surrounding area, and contracting law enforcement officers to support regular patrols. These security efforts are in addition to our 24-7 security surveillance."
The address provided by police is in a heavy commercial and residential district along Piedmont Road near Sidney Marcus Boulevard and Morosgo Drive.
The news comes just over a month after police were called to the same complex on a Saturday afternoon to reports of a shooting where three people were injured. That shooting was believed to have started at a pool party at a nearby apartment complex.