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2 kids, 1 adult shot during south Fulton County house party

Posted:Apr 20 2017 08:38PM EDT

Updated:Apr 21 2017 08:25AM EDT

– Fulton County police said two young children and one adult were shot at a party Thursday night outside a home on Buckhurst Drive. One of the children was still listed in critical condition as of early Friday morning.

Commanders on scene called those responsible “horrible,” and asked for witnesses with information to come forward “for the sake of the victims.” 

Police said they responded to the scene at 6:50 p.m., after reports of shooting outside the home. Authorities on the scene said there were numerous people outside the home and children playing in a bounce house, when a vehicle drove up to the scene, and people started an argument; officers said gunfire erupted and at least a dozen shots were fired, but could not immediately give details as to who was responsible or how many weapons were present.

Witnesses said a silver vehicle fled the scene. Authorities said a lookout was placed for a silver vehicle, but could not provide a detailed description of the car.

FOX 5 News was able to confirm a 3-year-old, a 5-year-old and an adult in their 20s were admitted to Southern Regional Hospital, which was placed on a temporary lockdown upon their arrival.

Police said the 3-year old and 5-year-old were later transported to Children Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Investigators said they are searching for surveillance of the ordeal from neighboring homes.

Police said numerous people on the scene were not cooperative with providing information and ask any witnesses to come forward to call Fulton County police with tips at 404-613-6600.

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