Deion Patterson: Manhunt underway for Atlanta hospital shooter who killed 1, injured 4 others
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Deion Patterson, a 23-year-old active shooter is being reported from the Atlanta region, after he allegedly opened fire near a hospital on Wednesday, May 3. As per authorities, one person has died and several others suffered injuries. The “active, fluid situation” was underway at 1110 W Peachtree St NW, which includes Northside Hospital Medical Midtown and other medical facilities in the center of a buzzing commercial and residential district.
The officials confirmed that no arrests were made yet, and massive forces were deployed in a search operation seeking both the suspect and the victims. The local school administrations decided to keep schools close in the area “out of an abundance of caution” since the killer is still out there. Police have released surveillance camera images of the suspect, who can be seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a surgical mask, reported New York Post.
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Three have been transported to the hospital for treatment and a fourth has been pronounced deceased on scene. Officers are actively searching for the suspect and any other victims. (2/3)— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) May 3, 2023
'19 mass shootings reported this year'
The suspected shooter was spotted carrying a firearm, a brown satchel, draped across his chest. “Anyone in the area is asked to secure their building and shelter in place. Anyone not in the area is asked to stay away,” Atlanta Police tweeted around 12:45 pm. There have been already record 19 mass shootings reported this year.
'Mass shooting at a petrol station'
In an unrelated incident, a recent mass shooting took place in the Georgian state at a petrol station. The victims include nine youngsters in the age group of five to 17. As per officials, gunfire broke out at a Shell gas station on Warm Springs Road, Columbus, around 10 pm on Friday, February 17, 2023.
This is a developing story. MEAWW will keep you updated.