A lady was arrested Monday for allegedly capturing lifeless two folks and injuring a 3rd in “focused” assaults within the coronary heart of Atlanta Monday, police mentioned.
The violence erupted inside a apartment constructing, positioned at 1280 West Peachtree St. in Midtown Atlanta round 1:45 p.m., the place the suspect allegedly killed one of many folks.
Minutes later, as police arrived on the scene, the girl allegedly shot and injured a 3rd sufferer a brief distance away at 1100 Peachtree St., police mentioned.
The third sufferer later died of their accidents, police mentioned.
Atlanta police arrested the unidentified girl with out incident at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Worldwide Airport at round 4 p.m. and recovered a handgun they consider she used within the assaults.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens mentioned the girl was recognized and arrested earlier than going via airport safety.
“We don’t consider these had been random acts of violence, we do consider the people had been possible focused that had been harmed at present,” Interim Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum mentioned at a press convention.
Atlanta Police put a lot of town’s busy Midtown — together with the close by Colony Sq. enterprise part — in lockdown following the shootings, which they decided one particular person was chargeable for. Earlier within the investigation, police mentioned they didn’t know if the violence was focused or random.
Police are nonetheless investigating a motive for the capturing
They haven’t launched the identities of the suspect in custody or the victims.