Atlanta, GA – Atlanta police are actively searching for a gunman who opened fire in an Atlanta medical building and fatally shot one person and wounded at least four others on Wednesday afternoon.
The Atlanta Police Department said the incident began at about 12:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Northside Hospital Midtown medical office located in the 1100-block of West Peachtree Street NW in midtown Atlanta, The Washington Post reported.
Authorities told reporters that at least five people were shot.
The gunman fled the scene before authorities arrived.
Police said one of the victims had been pronounced dead at the scene, The Washington Post reported.
The other four victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds.
BREAKING: A mass shooting has taken place in Midtown Atlanta. A shelter in place order has been ordered. Details:
– The building in which the shooting appears to have occurred is known as the Northside Family Medicine and Urgent Care Building, which is between 12th and 13th… pic.twitter.com/2FOnxNBFfQ
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) May 3, 2023
Police have not yet identified any of the victims, nor have they released any information on their medical conditions, The Washington Post reported.
Authorities have released pictures and video of the suspect in the shooting and are asking the public for help in finding him.
He has been identified as 24-year-old Deion Patterson.
UPDATE : Atlanta police release name and images of suspect wanted in the shooting that has left 1 person dead , 3 injured. @OANN
Suspect Name – DEION PATTERSON
DOB: 10/98 pic.twitter.com/eJzB7pXlIW
— Stella Escobedo (@StellaEscoTV) May 3, 2023
Anyone in the area is asked to secure their building and shelter in place. Anyone not in the area is asked to stay away.
We will communicate via social media and our website with updates.
— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) May 3, 2023
They also warned that the suspect was “armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” The Washington Post reported.
“Anyone in the area is asked to secure their building and shelter in place,” Atlanta police said. “Anyone not in the area is asked to stay away.”
Midtown Atlanta shooting suspect remains on the loose and a manhunt is underway pic.twitter.com/vEjsdUCp4X
— Ken Lobingier (@kenlobingier) May 3, 2023
The medical center’s security video showed the armed man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a mask, with a bag strapped onto him, The Washington Post reported.
A search for the gunman is underway, according to Atlanta police.
*Cobb PD Assist Search for Atlanta Suspect*
Officers in Cobb search for shooting suspect after reports he may have come to Cobb County. Portions of Cobb County that border Atlanta may see heavier than normal presence. @wsbtv @ajc @ATLNewsFirst @11AliveNews @FOX5Atlanta @CNN
— Cobb County Police Department (@CobbPoliceDept) May 3, 2023
Multiple law enforcement agencies were assisting.
🚨#UPDATE: Atlanta police actively searching for the active shooter seen in this photo after shooting multiple people in the northside medical building in midtown Atlanta please or asking everyone to remain to shelter in place as the shooter remains at large pic.twitter.com/7Kp5PWGjO7
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) May 3, 2023
Mass shooting in midtown #Atlanta… no AR-15 and not a white male. This is the last you’ll see of this story. pic.twitter.com/FllCKqTXts
— GayPatriot Imprisoned (@GayPatriot) May 3, 2023
BREAKING REPORT: Atlanta Police release PHOTO of suspect in ATLANTA shooting…
Shooter is ON THE RUN…
Police urge residents to SHELTER in place.. pic.twitter.com/Yw5t7iiO7E
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) May 3, 2023
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