One person was killed and two more were wounded in two shootings in the Midtown area of Atlanta on Monday, the city’s police department said. A suspect was taken into custody hours later at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 1:45 p.m. and found two people wounded, the Atlanta Police Department tweeted. One of the victims has since died, police said.
While responding to that scene, officers received a call that a person had been shot nearby, the police department said. There, officers found another wounded victim. Authorities have not released any information on the condition of the two people who survived the shootings.
A police officer arrives on scene after a shooting occurred Aug. 22, 2022, at a condominium in Atlanta.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
Police said it’s not yet clear if any of the victims were intentionally targeted. The department released two photos of the suspect, which show a person wheeling a suitcase through an unknown location. The suspect has not been named, though police identified the suspect as female.
3. The last shot appears to have been fired around 2:15 PM.
4. The attached photos depict the individual we believe is responsible for the shootings pic.twitter.com/iW3IHvxbvw
— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) August 22, 2022
The department previously said it was working an “active situation” in the city’s Midtown neighborhood, noting that “multiple officers” were in the area searching for the suspect. Police had asked residents to stay off the streets in the area, particularly between 12th Street and Peachtree Street Northeast and 15th Street and West Peachtree Street Northwest.
This is a developing story. It will be updated.
Victoria Albert is a Sr. News Editor at CBS News. Reach her at [email protected]