Police: Man shoots 3 attempted robbers outside Georgia shopping center

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Three men accused of trying to rob a couple Friday afternoon as they walked to their car outside a DeKalb County Kroger east of Atlanta were shot in the shopping center's parking lot, police said.

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The couple were inside the store at the Wesley Chapel Square shopping center when they were followed by the three men, DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.

Police said the male victim exchanged gunfire with the alleged robbers, injuring them. Those three men are in the hospital, police said.

The couple were unharmed.

Authorities roped off the parking lot and store's front entrance with crime scene tape, according to WSB-TV. Traffic in the area was also being diverted away from the shopping center.

The shooting comes just days after a man was fatally shot at a nearby gas station.

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