One person was fatally shot and at least four others were injured Wednesday in a shooting at a Midtown Atlanta building, police said.
Atlanta police said there were no additional shots fired since the shooting The initial development took place inside a building on West Peachtree Street, between 12th and 13th streets, a commercial area with many office towers and high-rise apartments. No suspects were in custody and police said in an email shortly after 1 p.m. that it was an “active and fluid situation.”
Police said in an email that they were actively searching for the suspect and any additional victims. The four injured people were taken to a hospital for treatment and the fourth person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting comes as cities across the US have been rocked by gun violence and mass shootings in 2023.
Police sent a photo of the person believed to be the shooter. The person was wearing dark pants and a light-colored hoodie with the hood pulled up. They had a mask on their faces and appeared to be carrying a bag on the front.
Authorities said the person is believed to be armed and dangerous and asked anyone with information on the person’s whereabouts to call 911. Police urged anyone in the area to secure their building and shelter-in-place. .
Dozens of police and fire vehicles gathered along West Peachtree Street as officers with assault rifles, helmets and vests continued to arrive more than an hour after the shooting.
Many officers clustered in front of the main entrance of a Northside Medical building. Multiple helicopters hovered overhead as police tried to keep traffic on nearby streets. Construction workers watched from the nearest corner in the Midtown neighborhood, where many new skyscrapers are being built.
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