A Sunday night kerfuffle, supposedly over a parking spot outside of a Walmart in the Metro Atlanta area, took a fatal turn of events, according to multiple reports.
At around 5:30 p.m. on Snellville, Georgia’s Scenic Highway, a man named Fadil Delkic was shot and killed in the parking lot of the big box store, Channel 2 Action News reports. According to Snellville Police, the fatal shooting happened after two groups of people engaged in some sort of argument; allegedly, Troy Hunte fired a weapon at Delkic.
Shortly afterward, police arrested 27-year-old Hunte, from Grayson, on a voluntary manslaughter charge.
Shoppers at the scene told Channel 2 that the resulting scene exploded into chaos, as some mistakenly believed that there was an active shooter situation at the Walmart.
“The first thing you think is try to get away from the shooter. So, everyone, everyone panicked,” witness Robin Reynolds told Fox 5 Atlanta. “Everybody dropped everything. They left their carts wherever they were at and just start running.”
Meanwhile, another witness, Karl Rittenberry, told the station that he and his family arrived shortly after the shooting and saw his daughter’s high school volleyball performing CPR on Delkic. However, paramedics arrived on the scene and took him to Gwinnett Medical Center, where police said he eventually died.
Police are still not sure what caused the violence to break out, though some are alleging that it happened because of a dispute over a parking space.
“You see that and hear that all the time, but it’s outrageous,” Rittenberry told Fox 5. “Let them have the parking spot and find another one.”
[Credit: Snellville Police Dept.]