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Neighbors worry after man is shot in Grant Park

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A neighborhood is on edge after a man was shot in the face as he walked back from a Braves game.

A young man last Friday was walking along Grant Street near Georgia Avenue when two men approached him, demanded his wallet and shot him.

Betty Tate, a homeowner in the neighborhood, heard a gunshot, then she saw the victim stagger down the street.

"I heard a pop, then I heard a scream. I saw a person running really fast," Tate said.

The victim stumbled down the block until a passerby spotted him and called an ambulance.

Beth Wells, another homeowner, said the shooting left her more concerned about her children's safety, but violence could erupt anywhere.

"We're going to pay attention, but we live in the city and bad stuff happens," Wells said.

Police met with the Grant Park Neighborhood Association Tuesday night.

The shooting prompted police to urge neighbors to take extra caution, especially at night.

Police said crime has not surged in the area, but Andy Adams, who has lived in the area his whole life, said he does not feel so safe anymore.

"I'm very concerned. This really hits home. I walk back home from Braves games 25 to 30 times a year. That could've easily been me," Adams said.

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