Cobb County neighbors take action to curb violence after apartment triple shooting

Cobb County neighbors take action to curb violence after apartment triple shooting
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Two people are dead and one is in critical condition after a triple shooting in Austell.

Channel 2 Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell spoke with concerned neighbors who said they are ready to take action.

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Just before 5 a.m. Monday morning, police found three people inside of a home at the Premier apartments in Austell.

Police say a man and woman were shot to death, and a third victim is in critical condition.

It’s not clear who fired the shots or what the motive was.

What is clear is how concerned neighbors are for their own safety.

“I’ve always felt safe where I lived. I don’t feel safe out here. My kids don’t feel safe, my neighbors, or my friends,” said a concerned neighbor.

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But Community leaders like Monica Delancey are dedicated to making the community better.

“Meeting with the police department, doing events, doing activities,” said Delancey.

Delancey think she knows the root cause of increased violence.

“Mental illness, people not understanding that there is hope. People are not understanding that before resort(ing) to just using violence, that we need conflict resolution,” said Delancey.

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Later this month, the Riverside Renters Association will host a National Night Out Against Crime event in Austell.

“It’s going to be held at one of the apartment complexes on Riverside Parkway, where we are going to do a kickball tournament. We will have community groups come out,” said Delancey.

Delancey said they promote neighbors knowing each other and community safety.

The event will take place July 28.

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