Horrifying moment 11-year-old boy is chased down the street and shot multiple times by gunman in Atlanta: Cops hunt for three gunmen
Three mystery gunmen who chased, shot and wounded an 11-year-old boy along a busy Atlanta highway are still at large.
Officers said they arrived at the scene around 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 15 and found the boy suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital.
City police have released surveillance footage of the shocking incident in hopes of identifying the trio.
The footage shows the boy – whose name has not been released – surreptitiously looking over his shoulder as he runs through a parking lot near Martin Luther King Drive in northwest Atlanta.
It then cuts to a divided highway where three men can be quickly stepped over before breaking out into a run.
Three mystery gunmen who chased and shot an 11-year-old boy along a busy Atlanta highway two weeks ago are still at large
The footage shows the boy (pictured) looking over his shoulder as he runs through a parking lot near Martin Luther King Drive in Northwest Atlanta on January 15.
The suspects approached the parking lot before apparently spotting the boy, who was trying to hide next to a laundromat and tire shop.
Each takes out a handgun and they fire several times in his direction.
A car swerves away from them amid the commotion, and moments later all three men back away quickly, before speeding back across the dual carriageway.
Atlanta police described the suspects as “three black males” as they shared the video and urged anyone with information to contact them.
All three are wearing black hooded coats, dark pants and white shoes in the video.
Pictured: The three mystery gunmen crossing the divided highway before opening fire on the fleeing 11-year-old boy
Atlanta Police Department described the suspects as ‘three black males’ while sharing the video and urged anyone with information to contact them
Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000 by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, or texting information to 274637.
Some 133 murders were recorded in the Georgia city last year, along with 61 rapes and 2,687 cases of aggravated assault.
Overall crime rates were down 17 percent on the previous year – with 171 murders, 122 rapes and 3,192 incidents of aggravated assault recorded in 2022.