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Two Georgia teenagers arrested in weekend mall shooting

Bystanders wait outside as authorities investigate an incident at Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Ga., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Bystanders wait outside as authorities investigate an incident at Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Ga., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)(GIM)
Published: Dec. 15, 2019 at 8:41 PM MST
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Police say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with a shooting that wounded one man in a busy suburban Atlanta mall food court in the height of the Christmas shopping season.

The Cobb County Police Department said surveillance footage and interviews helped identify the suspects as 18-year-old Zaire Dhanoolal and 19-year-old Joweer Ponce.

Officials said Sunday that Dhanoolal was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, while Ponce was charged with reckless conduct and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

The shooting happened Saturday and sent shoppers at Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Georgia, scrambling at the sound of gunfire that police said began with a verbal dispute.

Police say 18-year-old Ethan Green was shot in the neck and shoulder area and taken to the hospital for treatment.

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