Worker shot after confronting 2 men drawing in wet concrete on Georgia school jobsite

Updated Jun 10, 2015

A worker near Atlanta is lucky to be alive after being shot several times from point blank range by two men.

According to a report from WSB-TV, Fernando Olguin-Perez is recovering after hours of surgery to treat multiple gunshot wounds to his leg and the side of his head.

Police tell the station Olguin-Perez was part of a concrete crew working to build the new Peachcrest Elementary School in Dekalb County, Georgia. When he noticed two men drawing in concrete that had just been poured along the road that passes by the school, he confronted them.

Olguin-Perez asked the men to stop and began smoothing over what they had drawn. Soon after however, the men began to draw in the concrete again and when he asked them to stop a second time, one or both of the men opened fire.

The two suspects remain at large, but police tell WSB-TV witnesses in the area provided “very strong leads,” in identifying and locating them.

The shooting is the latest of many construction site shootings in the U.S. this year and the second to occur in the Atlanta area. In March a construction worker was killed on the job at an Atlanta-area grocery store after confronting a man that appeared to be attempting to steal his truck.