Atlanta shooting kills two

(Atlanta) A shooting killed at least two people dead Wednesday morning in downtown Atlanta.






The victims are a woman and the suspected gunman, police said.

Police were informed of a shooting at a building shortly before 3:30 a.m. local time and officers were on site less than five minutes later, according to city police chief Rodney Bryant. The police reportedly exchanged fire with a man who was shooting at them, he added.

Police found a deceased woman in an apartment. Chief Bryant said the woman and the gunman apparently knew each other, as no evidence of a break-in was found. Several weapons were found there.

Local press reports that the shooting took place at Atlantic House Midtown, a luxury 32-story building that is among the tallest residences in the city. The exchanges of fire did not cause other victims, but if bullets pierced the neighboring apartments.

The incident resulted in a massive police deployment. The tactical squad, an armored vehicle and a drone were notably deployed.

The investigation has been turned to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, a normal procedure when city police open fire.

Elsewhere in the country, a shooting on Tuesday night at a residence in Kenosha, southeastern Wisconsin, left at least three dead and two seriously injured. Police say they believe this is an isolated incident and the investigation is continuing. More details are not available, especially concerning the age of the victims.

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