This weekend, a baseball game at a local recreational center in Atlanta turned deadly.
When police arrived on the scene, they found six people that had been shot.
Among the victims was a 6-year-old child.
The game was being played at the Dunbar Recreational Center inside Rosa L. Burney Park on the city’s southwest side.
All six victims were transported to a local hospital after first responders arrived.
Two of the victims have now passed away.
A friend of one of the victims stated, “I know that he is a father and his kids are going to miss him, so we want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to any other father or child.”
She was speaking of Rashad Rogers.
The second fatality, April Sparks, passed away on Monday.
The six-year-old child was listed in critical condition at the last update.
Atlanta Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. stated, “What we know so far is that there was some type of baseball, softball game ongoing, and some type of argument ensued and next thing you know, there was an exchange of gunfire.”
He continued, “As we’ve said countless times,” Hampton said, “we’re just asking the citizens just to find a way to resolve conflict without weapons.
“We’re just asking people to step away, we’re asking people just to let bygones be bygones.
“Any time that we have any tragedy like this – any death is a tragedy – then as we have kids that are also involved … this is not a place for gunplay. So, we’re just asking everyone to leave the guns at home.”
Local police have circulated pictures of a person of interest, but nobody has been taken into custody for the shootings as of this report.
Source: The Blaze