A woman was arrested Monday for allegedly shooting dead two people and injuring a third in “targeted” attacks in the heart of Atlanta Monday, police said.
The violence erupted inside a condo building, located at 1280 West Peachtree St. in Midtown Atlanta around 1:45 p.m., where the suspect allegedly killed one of the people.
Minutes later, as police arrived at the scene, the woman allegedly shot and injured a third victim a short distance away at 1100 Peachtree St., police said.
The third victim later died of their injuries, police said.
Atlanta police arrested the unidentified woman without incident at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at around 4 p.m. and recovered a handgun they believe she used in the attacks.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said the woman was identified and arrested before going through airport security.
“We do not believe these were random acts of violence, we do believe the individuals were likely targeted that were harmed today,” Interim Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said at a press conference.
Atlanta Police put much of the city’s busy Midtown — including the nearby Colony Square business section — in lockdown following the shootings, which they determined one person was responsible for. Earlier in the investigation, police said they didn’t know if the violence was targeted or random.
Police are still investigating a motive for the shooting
They have not released the identities of the suspect in custody or the victims.