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Two shot during robbery on Atlanta's Auburn Ave.

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Police investigate shooting on Auburn Ave. in downtown Atlanta Police investigate shooting on Auburn Ave. in downtown Atlanta
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Atlanta police are looking for the would-be robbers who opened fire on their victims as the victims tried to run away.

The shooting happened at about midnight Thursday on Auburn Avenue at Bell Street. According to Capt. Tim Peek, the night watch commander of the Atlanta Police Department, some men were hanging out on the sidewalk when a group of two or three men approached them and tried to rob them.

"One person was struck in the elbow as he was fleeing, and then another innocent bystander who was attending one of the businesses down here was struck by a bullet in the rear torso," Peek said.

Both men are expected to survive their wounds. 

"All victims at this point are stable," Peek said. "Units are working trying to get witness statements and video surveillance of the area so that they can gather more evidence."

Detectives will try to interview the victims in the hospital to see if they got descriptions of the shooters who got away.

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