Shooting at Atlanta Starbucks Leaves Lawyer Critically Wounded, Suspect at Large

Police were hunting Thursday for the getaway car in a double shooting at an Atlanta Starbucks, according to local media reports.

The gunman entered the cafe at approximately 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, fired multiple shots and immediately fled the scene. A lawyer was critically wounded in the attack, and the suspect remained at large Thursday.

The Starbucks on Cascade Road is owned by the theater and restaurant holding company of NBA star "Magic" Johnson and is frequented by local civil rights and other political leaders, according to The Atlanta-Constitution Journal.

"This is shocking," patron Jennifer Washington told the Journal-Constitution. "You don't expect something like this to happen here. But things can happen anywhere. I feel safe here. I'll be back."

The two victims, attorney Clifford Hardwick and Timothy Strayhorn, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Hardwick was listed in critical condition while Strayhorn was listed as stable.

Witnesses told the Journal-Constitution that one of the men was shot four times at point-blank range.

"He was in shock, sweating profusely," customer Karen Sneed told the Journal-Constitution, referring to one of the victims. "He looked scared."

The cafe was closed indefinitely and remained under high surveillance by local police and officials.

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