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Man shot in Riverdale Saturday; location has troubled history
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RIVERDALE, Ga. -- An overnight shooting at a sports bar put one man in the hospital on Saturday and has left a neighborhood fed up with the violence.

Police said it was an argument inside the 50 Yardline sports bar that eventually led to the shooting.

A young man was shot in the leg in the early hours of Saturday and he was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital and is expected to survive the ordeal.

But people in the area have had enough.

A quick search of the establishment’s history shows a number of violent shootings in just the past two years.

In March, a young woman was shot in the face right outside the bar. Witnesses saw her inside just moments before the shooting and said she was having a good time with friends.

She, too, was rushed to Grady with life-threatening injuries.

Then there was a shooting in December of 2014 where a young man was shot in the stomach causing life-threatening injuries.

In 2013, two people were shot – a man in the stomach and a woman in her leg.

Another man was nearly beaten to death in the parking lot near the front door.

The area next to the sports bar is a busy commercial area.

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