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Atlanta mass shooting – latest: Midtown attack victim named as suspect charged with murder after manhunt

Amy St Pierre was killed when suspected gunman Deion Patterson opened fire at Midtown Atlanta’s Northside Hospital

Graeme Massie,Josh Marcus,Rachel Sharp
Friday 05 May 2023 15:23 BST
Atlanta shooting: Police set up cordon as suspect still at large

The woman killed in the mass shooting at an Atlanta medical centre has now been identified as a 38-year-old CDC worker.

Amy St. Pierre was killed on Wednesday when suspected gunman Deion Patterson opened fire at Midtown Atlanta’s Northside Hospital.

The shooting unfolded when Mr Patterson, who used to be in the US Coast Guard, was attending an appointment with his mother. He allegedly pulled out a handgun and opened fire in the waiting room, shooting five women.

St Pierre died while the four other victims – aged 25 to 71 – are fighting for their lives in hospital.

Mr Patterson, 24, fled the scene by carjacking a vehicle close to the hospital, police said.

A huge manhunt ensued before he was tracked down to Cobb County, just northwest of Atlanta, where he was arrested

A local resident told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the suspect was found hiding near a condo complex’s pool after dogs began barking at him.

Mr Patterson’s mother, Minyone Patterson, said her son had “some mental instability going on” from medication he received from the Veterans Affairs health system that he began taking on Friday.


Hunt for gunman as one dead and three wounded in mass shooting at Atlanta hospital

One person was shot and killed and three injured inside a building in midtown Atlanta and an “active shooter” remains on the loose, police in the city have confirmed.

One dead and three injured as active shooter remains on loose in midtown Atlanta

Atlanta Police Department release multiple images of gunman from inside building

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 18:40

Atlanta police release surveillance images showing suspect

Atlanta Police Department released the following images of a person believed to be responsible for killing at least one person and injuring three others on Wednesday:

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 18:42

One person found dead at scene, three others transported hospital

Atlanta police have reported that one person was fatally shot near a downtown hospital facility shortly before 1pm ET.

Three others were sent to nearby hospitals.

“The suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” according to police.

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 18:44

Nearly 200 mass shootings within first five months of 2023

There have been at least 189 mass shootings in the US within the first five months of 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The organisation considers a mass shooting as an incident in which a “minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed, not including any shooter who may also have been killed or injured in the incident”.

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 18:48

A witness on his lunch break recalls police telling him to shelter in place

A man who works in a nearby building said he was preparing to leave for his lunch break when police told him to stay inside the building during what became an active shooter situtation.

“It’s really nerve wracking,” he told ABC News.

“What could you do?” he said. “I went to start looking up to make sure nobody wasn’t hanging a rifle out of one of these windows ... I went to put my back against the wall and do whatever the officesr told me to do at the time.”

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 18:59

No additional shots have been fired since initial shooting, police say

A gunman has not fired any additional shots since the initial shooting incident, according to police.

Georgia state Senator Josh McLorin said he was inside a nearby restaurant during the shooting. Police told people inside to shelter in place.

“It’s confusion, it’s uncertaintly, it’s fear. We’re just going to continue to do what we’re told,” he told Atlanta’s 11Alive-TV.

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 19:02

Update: Four injured in Atlanta shooting, according to police

At least four people have been injured and were transported to Grady Hospital’s trauma center, according to police.

At least one person has been killed, police reported.

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 19:05

Northside Hospital confirms shooting at Atlanta location

A statement from Northside Hospital said the organisation is “cooperating with law enforcement following the shooting” at its midtown Atlanta location.

“We urge people in the area to shelter in place and follow instructions from law enforcement on the scene,” the statement adds. “This tragedy is affecting all of us, and we ask for patience and prayers at this time.”

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 19:16

Live coverage of the scene in midtown Atlanta

The Independent has live coverage of the scene in midtown Atlanta after one person was killed and four others injured near Northside Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 19:19

Officials at Grady Memorial Hospital to hold press briefing

Officials at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital, where four victims are reportedly being treated at the city’s only level 1 trauma centre, will hold a press briefing momentarily.

Alex Woodward3 May 2023 19:22

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