Multiple people injured in Atlanta shooting: US Police

AFP , Wednesday 3 May 2023

Multiple people were injured in the southern US city of Atlanta on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire inside a building, police said, in the latest episode of gun violence to hit the United States.

Atlanta Shooting, US
Officers set up near the scene of an active shooter on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 in Atlanta. AP

 

"We are working an active shooter situation inside a building," Atlanta police department said on Twitter. "We are aware of multiple people injured. No suspect is in custody."

Television footage showed police and other law enforcement officers deployed at the scene. Multiple ambulances were also present.

According to local television channel WSB, the shooting took place inside a facility of the Northside Hospital.

There have been more than 180 mass shootings -- defined as four or more people wounded or killed -- so far this year in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

With more firearms than inhabitants, the United States has the highest rate of gun-related deaths of any developed country: 49,000 in 2021, up from 45,000 the year before.

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