An alleged gunman was shot early Thursday morning by an Atlanta police officer in a Midtown parking lot.
Police said the man was firing a pistol, but they did not say if he was shooting at anyone.
Another was found with a gunshot wound after the officer-involved shooting.
The incident happened around 2:45 a.m. near Crescent Avenue and 13th Street, according to Atlanta police.
Investigators said officers on patrol had stopped by to speak to an off-duty officer working an extra job at one of the clubs at the location when someone alerted them to a fight in a parking lot nearby.
At that time there were several nearby clubs closing for the evening, police said. And there were several hundred people in the lot as the fight escalated into gunfire.
“The officers walked to the lot and saw at least one male shooting a pistol,” police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said. “Officers engaged this male, shots were fired and the male was struck in the chest.”
The unidentified man was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Another male was found at the scene with a gunshot wound to his leg, Officer Jones said. But police have not yet verified who shot him. He was taken to Grady in stable condition.
Officers found two weapons at the scene.
The officer who shot the man in the chest was not injured, and has been placed on standard administrative leave, police said. The names of the officer and the victim have also not been released.
Ms. Krezzia Guerrero, of Carrollton, was among those in the parking lot when the fight broke out, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We were right there,” Ms. Guerrero said. “There as a crow bar involved, and the next thing I know, guns. I just heard shooting, a lot.”
She described the chaotic scene as the gunfire broke out.
“Everybody was running, falling, yelling,” she said. “Some girl was crying as she was running.”