Preliminary information indicates three people have been shot in the Midtown area of Atlanta, according to a statement by the Atlanta Police Department. Residents are advised to stay away from the streets in the Midtown area as officers are on the search for the shooter.
JUST IN: APD just confirmed to me that one of the three people shot has died.
Police suspect that the woman in the photos below is the shooter.
JUST IN: APD just confirmed to me that one of the three people shot has died. Police suspect that this woman is the shooter. They're not sure if she left or if she's still in the area.
— Rob DiRienzo (@RobDiRienzo) August 22, 2022
A Channel 2 WSB-TV viewer shared an image of the alleged shooter being arrested at the Atlanta Airport:
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) August 22, 2022
Only moments after the photo of the alleged shooter was released the Atlanta Police Department tweeted about the arrest of the suspect:
Update on Midtown Situation:
***SUSPECT IN CUSTODY***
On 8-22-2022, at around 1:45 PM, officers responded to a person shot call at 1280 W. Peachtree Street. Upon arrival, officers located two individuals who appeared to have been shot. One of the victims has died.
— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) August 22, 2022