Atlanta’s Peachtree Center locked down after shooting leaves 4 injured

June 11 (UPI) — A suspect shot and killed at least three people in the Peachtree Center food court in downtown Atlanta Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta police said.

The suspect was also shot and injured after a police officer may have attacked the suspected shooter and ended the shooting.


The motive and circumstances of the shooting at the Hub Food Cart in the Center, located at 235 Peachtree St., are unknown.

All of the shooting victims and the suspect are “alert, conscious and breathing,” Atlanta police told media.

No deaths have been reported, but the Peachtree Center is on lockdown.

β€œAt this time, the scene remains open and active as officers work to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident,” Atlanta police spokesman Aaron Fix told reporters.

Police are investigating at the scene and have asked local residents to stay away from the area.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens confirmed the shooting on the X around 3 p.m. EDT.

Dickens said the Atlanta Fire Department was on scene, as well as Atlanta police.

A witness told local media she was working near the Peachtree Center when police ordered her employer and others in the area to lock down.

The police lifted the lockdown after about an hour.

The investigation continues with several law enforcement agencies on site.

The Peachtree Center is located near Centennial Olympic Park, AmericasMart and the World of Coca-Cola.

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