Friend: Shooting Victim Could Have Been in 'Wrong Place at the Wrong Time’

Adina Parson suffered eight gunshot wounds, three in the head. She was found in the breezeway of her Sandy Springs apartment building.


Loved ones of attorney Adina Parson held a vigil Sunday as the Sandy Springs shooting victim remained in critical condition following surgery at Grady Hospital.

Parson suffered eight gunshot wounds, three in the head, on Friday night at the Residences of Morgan Falls Apartments. She was found in the breezeway of her apartment building. Parson is an attorney for the Georgia Department of Public Health. Police say they do not have a motive in the shooting.

Chief Terry Sult told Fox Atlanta News that the community is concerned about the shooting. “She is one of these innocent victims," Sult said. "Often times we deal with crimes where people are living high -risk lifestyles. In this case it appears She was a very low-risk lifestyle, and it’s very very concerning to the community as a whole, particularly to her family and her faith community”

A friend of Parson’s posted a comment on the Sandy Springs Patch Facebook page: “I went to college with the victim. She was a church going woman and I sincerely hope that she survives. I am guessing wrong place at the wrong time.”

Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose told Patch the shooting appears to be unrelated to the incident on April 14, when a drug deal gone bad, at the apartment complex resulted in the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Patrick Placide. His cousin Jeanlouis Willy, 28, was also shot. He was later treated and released from North Fulton Hospital.

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Greg Wilson April 23, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Sorry to hear about this news. Greg Wilson Value Guard LLC
Phyllis Brooks April 24, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Adina is one the most talented, intelligent, fun people that I met since I moved to Atlanta. This incident just does not make sense. Adina is the type of person that you would want your son to marry. My prayers are for Adina’s full recovery and for her family as God carries them through this challenge. Phyllis Brooks Former DFCS Employee
Jesse Franklin April 26, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Let it be known, there is no such occurrence in the world of matter, space and time as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is a fable: A modified superstition from ages past. This is likening to one being a Chess piece on a Chess Board?
Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM
I may have heard about this on the streets


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