19-Year-Old In Custody For Fatally Shooting Woman Inside An Atlanta McDonald’s

A 19-year-old woman is facing murder charges following a deadly shooting at a McDonald's in southwest Atlanta.
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A 19-year-old woman is facing murder charges following a deadly shooting at a McDonald’s in southwest Atlanta. The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon during a confrontation between two women, which escalated into gunfire, WSBTV reported. 

Authorities responded to the scene on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., where the crime took place just before 2:45 p.m. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the victim’s identity, Tamanika Woods, although her exact age is yet to be determined. Police say she is between 30 and 35 years old. Woods was rushed to the hospital but sadly succumbed to her injuries.

Investigations have since led to the arrest of 19-year-old T’Niya Evans, who now faces multiple charges, including murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies, and theft by receiving stolen property.

Courtney Francisco of Channel 2 News spoke with a family member of the victim, who described her as a mother of four children and expressed their grief over her tragic loss. As of now, Evans remains incarcerated at the Fulton County Jail.

Rachel Mitchell, a local McDonald’s owner and operator, released a statement to Channel 2 Action News stating,

“We are deeply upset by the senseless act of violence that took place at our West End location yesterday. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones, and we have offered our full support to the Atlanta Police Department as part of their investigation. We’re directing any further questions to local law enforcement at this time.”

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