There is an increased police presence in a Chamblee neighborhood after three men reportedly fired shots at another group Saturday night.
Donny Williams, Chamblee Police Chief, says that officers were called to 2696 Warwick Circle around 11 p.m. Saturday on a report of a person shot. The victim -- a 26-year-old man who lives on North Cliff Valley Way – suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh just above the knee.
The injury did not appear to be life-threatening, police said, and the victim was taken to an area hospital.
The victim and several witnesses told police they were all drinking in the driveway of the house when they were approached by three young Hispanic men. The groups reportedly exchanged words and gang-style hand gestures or signs were made by the three suspects.
One suspect allegedly drew a gun and fired several times, with one bullet striking the victim in the leg.
A witness reported seeing one suspect in the area later. Officers detained several groups nearby, but witnesses failed to identify them as the shooting suspects. The victim and several witnesses said they have seen the three suspects before and believe they live in nearby apartments.