Atlanta police say the woman responsible for the deadly midtown shooting on Monday (August 22) afternoon has been arrested.
Police were called out to the condos at 1280 West Peachtree Street around 1:45 p.m. for a reported shooting.
Upon their arrival, they found two people who had been shot.
One person was dead at the scene and the surviving victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Police received a second call about a shooting at 1100 Peachtree Street, where they found another person with a gunshot wound.
That person later died.
Neighbors who lived in the building informed law enforcement that the suspected shooter was a woman.
While searching for the shooter, Atlanta police put much of Midtown on lockdown.
They urged people to stay inside and off the streets in the surrounding area.
Around 4:15 p.m. police gave the all-clear for Colony Square.
Moments later, the alleged shooter was arrested at the Atlanta airport.
“We are grateful for the assistance of our public safety partners who assisted in this situation. Specifically, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Fulton County Marshalls Office, MARTA Police, Georgia State University Police, Georgia Tech Police Department, the ATF, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and Grady EMS. With the help of our public safety partners and our extensive camera network, we were able to locate the suspect and safely apprehend her at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport,” APD said in a news release Monday.
Police are still investigating the triple shooting and trying to get answers.
I will update this post as soon as more information is released.
Please stay safe wherever you are.