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Police met with gunfire on shooting call in Atlanta suburbs

October 8, 2021 GMT

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Police outside Atlanta say they were met with gunfire when they responded to reports of a shooting at a bar near the Mall of Georgia.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday in Buford, northeast of Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Gwinnett County police officers were called to Parma Tavern after a person was shot in the leg, Officer Hideshi Valle said. When they arrived in the parking lot, someone started shooting and the officers returned fire.

Valle said no officers were hurt, and police do not know of any injuries to the suspects. The victim of the initial shooting was taken to a hospital. No one was in custody early Friday.

Investigators are trying to determine what happened at the establishment, an Italian restaurant in a shopping strip that keeps late hours.