USA – At least one dead and four wounded during shooting in Atlanta

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At least one person has died and four others have been injured during a shooting in the U.S. city of Atlanta, located in the north of the state of Georgia (southeast).

According to the Atlanta Police, the main suspect in the shooting »is armed and dangerous», at the same time has reported that he has fled, although it has urged the local population not to try to approach him.

Officers are actively searching for the suspect and any other victims,» police said, adding that the four wounded had to be transported to an area hospital, according to ABC News.

The Atlanta Police Department has published several photographs of the alleged perpetrator of the shooting, a man wearing black pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt. He was also wearing a mask to cover his nose and mouth.

Later, the authorities have shared on their official Twitter profile the identity of the main suspect, a young man of just 24 years old named Deion Patterson.

For its part, Northside Hospital has confirmed on its Twitter profile to be collaborating with the Atlanta security forces and has urged the local population to »take shelter in a safe place and follow the instructions of law enforcement».