6 people were shot, including a 6-year-old who's in critical condition, in an Atlanta park, police say

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  • Six people were shot on Sunday during a baseball or softball game in an Atlanta park, police said.

  • Authorities said the shooting occurred after an argument broke out during the game.

  • Of the six victims, one died in the hospital and another, a 6-year-old boy, is in critical condition.

Six people were shot on Sunday evening after an argument broke out during a baseball or softball game at a park just southwest of downtown Atlanta, police said.

Of the six victims, one was a man in his 30s who died after being sent to Grady Hospital, while another is a 6-year-old who is in critical condition at a children's healthcare center in Egleston Hospital, Atlanta Police Department Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. told reporters.

The rest of the victims are in stable condition, he added.

Hampton said police have not made any arrests and are asking the public for information about the gunman.

"It may have just been a community event, just everyone gettting together. Right now we don't know any relationships between the six victims," he told reporters in a statement.

The shooting occurred at 7 p.m. at Dunbar Recreation Center in Rosa L. Burney Park, per police.

"This is not a place for gunplay, so we're just asking everyone to leave the guns at home," Hampton said.

"As we've said countless times, we're just asking citizens just to find a way to resolve conflict without weapons. We're just asking people to, you know, step away," he also said. "We're asking people to just let bygones be bygones."

Sunday's shooting comes after several other gun-related episodes during the past week in Atlanta City parks, including what police believe to be a murder-suicide at Merrits Avenue in Central Park and the fatal shooting of a man at Wilson Mills Park.

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