2 shot at Cascade Starbucks; lawyer critically injured Police looking for getaway car
Reads the headline in the AJC. The report continues: By CHANDLER BROWN The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 07/03/08
Fulton County police were searching Thursday for the getaway car involved in a double shooting at a Cascade Road Starbucks Wednesday night.
A man walked into the coffee shop about 9:15 p.m. and shot two men, Clifford Hardwick and Timothy Strayhorn, said Fulton County police spokeswoman Kay Lester. The gunman fled in a white Chevrolet Impala or Caprice, she said. The gunman remained at large as of noon Thursday.
Hardwick, an attorney, was listed in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital. Strayhorn was in stable condition there.
Inside the Starbucks Thursday morning, police interviewed Strayhorn's wife. She refused to talk to reporters gathered just outside.There were about 20 people inside when shots rang out, said customer Karmen Sneed.
Sneed said she was standing about three feet from one of the victims but was not hurt.
"He was in shock, sweating profusely," said Sneed, adding that the man appeared to be in his 60s. "He looked scared."
Witnesses said one of the victims sitting at a table was shot point-blank four times. The second man also was hit, apparently by a bullet that had ricocheted, Sneed said.
A note on the drive-thru Thursday said the restaurant was closed indefinitely. The parking lot was full of unmarked police cars, an SUV with tinted windows and television trucks.
Patrons were stunned when they heard about the violence at the Starbucks, which is owned by Magic Johnson and frequented by local civil rights leaders and politicians.
"This is shocking," said Jennifer Washington, a financial services advisor who often plays chess at the coffee shop. "You don't expect something like this to happen here. But things can happen anywhere. I feel safe here. I'll be back."
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