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Suspect in custody after two people are killed, one person hospitalized in Atlanta shooting

The Atlanta Police Department confirmed that two people were killed and another was wounded in two shootings in the Midtown area of Atlanta on Monday.

Atlanta’s interim Police Chief Darin Schierbaum told reporters that a suspect was taken into custody hours later at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after police received information she had transported herself there. Police recovered the handgun believed to have been used in the shootings at the airport, Schierbaum said, and the airport’s security was “never compromised.” Schierbaum didn’t provide details about a possible motive, but investigators believe the victims were likely targeted. The chief said:  “We do not believe these were random acts of violence.”

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 1:45 p.m. and found two people wounded. While responding to that scene, officers received a call that a person had been shot nearby; officers found another wounded victim, who was taken to a hospital and died, the department said. The condition of the surviving victim wasn’t immediately known.

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