Shooting with victims, on Wednesday, in Atlanta


At least one person is dead and at least four people have been injured in an active shooter situation at a medical building in Atlanta on West Peachtree Street, Wednesday afternoon. Atlanta police, Atlanta fire, MARTA police, Georgia Tech police and the Georgia State Patrol have responded at the scene. The injured were taken to a hospital for treatment. The shooter was identified as Deion Patterson, 24. Police released his photos. He was described in an alert sent to cellphones as a Black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and brown shoes.


Patterson is still on the loose and considered dangerous. Officers are actively searching for the suspect and any other victims,” police tweeted. A public safety alert was issued: “APS community, as the area immediately surrounding 1110 West Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta remains under a shelter-in¬-place due to an active shooter, several Atlanta Public Schools will operate on exterior lockdown for the remainder of the day, out of an abundance of caution, until we receive further information from authorities. Our campuses are secure, this is out of an abundance of caution. Families, this may create traffic issues which could result in bus delays this afternoon. We appreciate your patience.”A shelter-in-place order is in effect. Schools were in lockdown. This is the second mass shooting in Midtown in less than a year.