Four people shot at downtown Atlanta food court, mayor says – Capital Gazette

By JEFF AMY (Associated Press)

ATLANTA (AP) — Four people were shot Tuesday afternoon at a downtown Atlanta food court, including the first shooter, the city’s mayor said.

Mayor Andre Dickens told the social media site X that the shooting happened in the Peachtree Center food court.

Atlanta police said in a post that all four people shot were alert and conscious. One of the four suspects is believed to be the suspect, authorities said.

Authorities did not immediately say who injured the first shooter or what prompted the shooting.

Peachtree Center is a complex of office towers and underground shopping mall located just blocks from several hotels serving Atlanta’s busy convention area.

Crowds of people crowded a nearby intersection, many of them wondering what had happened. Several blocks of Peachtree Street were blocked off with crime scene tape as police and firefighters converged on the scene.

Elizabeth Ingram, of Atlanta, was leaving the break room at the Chick-fil-A where she works when she heard the first gunshots nearby.

“We relaxed for a minute, then we heard more shots,” she said. “So we went back down.”

Ingram said he saw people leaving on stretchers.

“You never know what can happen,” she says. “It happened out of nowhere. It was so scary that I thought I was never going to go home to my son and it scared me. My heart was beating so fast.