A second child has died following a Saturday night shooting on the 17th Street bridge near Atlantic Station.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, Cameron Jackson, 15, was one of six victims shot and had been in critical condition since the incident. Zyion Charles, 12, died at the scene.
Both teens were part of a group escorted off Atlantic Station property on Saturday night for violating the retail district’s curfew for minors and unruly behavior.
Around 8 p.m., the shooting occurred on the bridge. Homicide Investigator Jarion Shepherd sad Cameron Jackson was the intended target in the shooting and that Zyion Charles and the other four wounded teens – who have since been released from the hospital – were collateral damage.
Police have released surveillance images and video of two suspects wanted in the shootings.
After the shootings, the suspects and a group of teens boarded MARTA at the Arts Center station. Video from the train shows the teens gloating and celebrating, Shepherd said.
“During the train ride they antagonized different customers,” Shepherd said. “They flashed their waistband, gesturing like they were going to pull their weapon out. They flashed gang signs, antagonized another group at a gas station and they also seemed to be celebrating, making gestures and talking about the shooting.”
There’s a $10,000 reward being offered for information in the case. Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeAtl.org .
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