Three men were wounded May 15 in a shooting at a Buckhead shopping center parking lot that police believe followed a dispute at a pool party at a nearby apartment complex.

According to the Atlanta Police Department, a dispute involving a large group of people began at the Peninsula at Buckhead apartments at 2591 Piedmont Road. The dispute continued in the lobby of the apartment building and then in the parking lot of a Home Depot in the adjacent Lindbergh Plaza shopping center, where the shooting took place. APD responded around 7:45 p.m.

The three victims were taken to a hospital in stable condition, according to APD. 

APD investigators were working to identify a vehicle believed to have been used by suspects in the shooting.

The apartment complex commented in a written statement May 18. “The safety and well-being of our residents is and always will be our number one priority,” the statement said. “We take very seriously the incident that occurred this past weekend and we are actively working with authorities in the open investigation. To be clear, the rooftop event was not organized or sanctioned by our property management team and, furthermore, there is no indication that any part of the incident took place at our rooftop pool facility.”

An APD spokesperson said investigators have not changed their understanding of the incident but continue to investigate.

This story is based on a preliminary police report that does not include all the information APD might have. Details may change as the investigation continues.

Update: This story has been updated with comment from the apartment complex.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.