Shooting at East Point Block Party Leaves Mother Dead

July 10, 2024
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Shooting at East Point Block Party Leaves Mother Dead

A block party in East Point turned tragic on July 6, when a woman was fatally shot while seated in a vehicle. The East Point Police Department is now seeking public assistance to solve the case.

What’s Happening:

  • Andrea Priester was shot in the back during a block party near Harlan Dr. and Cedar Ave.
  • The shooting occurred around 11:16 p.m., with multiple shots fired towards the vehicle she was in.

Between the Lines:

  • Police estimate over 100 people were present at the event, increasing the likelihood of potential witnesses.
  • Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Catch Up Quick:

  • Ms. Priester was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital but succumbed to her injuries.
  • East Point Police are urging anyone with information to come forward, emphasizing that tips can be submitted anonymously.

👮‍♂️ Gun Crimes in Our Communities: In the ongoing narrative of America’s complex relationship with firearms, statistics tell a tale that’s difficult to ignore. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit meticulously tracking gun incidents, lays it out in black and white. Here’s how it stacks up:

  • 2020 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 43,551
    • Gun-related deaths: 19,379
    • Gun-related injuries: 39,707
    • Mass shootings: 612
  • 2019 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 39,707
    • Gun-related deaths: 15,208
    • Gun-related injuries: 29,613
    • Mass shootings: 417

To Be Clear: These aren’t just digits on a page. Each statistic represents a life affected, a community shaken. And what’s more, these numbers tell us that the situation isn’t improving.

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