- At least four people were shot dead in Hampton, Georgia
- The suspect is identified as Andrew Longmore, 41, of Hampton. Police said he is still at large
- He was last seen in a black 2017 GMC Arcadia with license plate number DHF756
At least four people have died in an incident involving an active gunman in Hampton, Georgia, Saturday morning.
The suspect is Andrew Longmore, 41, of Hampton, Hampton Police Chief James Turner said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.
The shooter is still at large. Police are looking for Longmore, who is described as approximately 5’10” tall, black man wearing a dark red shirt and gray slacks.
He was spotted driving a black 2017 GMC Arcadia with license plate number DHF756.
“This is not normal for us, as a community we will mourn together,” said the police chief.
Authorities confirm the suspect is 41-year-old Andrew Longmore, who shot dead four residents in Hampton, Georgia, near Atlanta. He’s still at large. Authorities are searching for a shooter in the McDonough Street area. James Turner, chief of police for the Hampton Police Department, held a press conference on Saturday
Police said the victims were three men and one woman. The names of the victims were not released.
Authorities did not release the names of the victims and said they were trying to notify their families.
The police chief said investigators were looking at at least four crime scenes that were in close proximity to each other. He declined to talk about a possible motive.
Turner also addressed Longmore directly in the press conference, saying, ‘Wherever you are, we’re going to hunt you down, whatever hole you’re hiding in, and take you into custody.’ Period.’
The first call regarding the shooting was received around 10:45 a.m. in the Dogwood Lakes subdistrict of Hampton Hampton, a small town of about 8,000 people about 30 miles from Atlanta, Georgia.
Police helicopters flooded the area while police lined the streets. According to the police, it is still an active shooter situation.
Officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s whereabouts or arrest.
Several local law enforcement agencies and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the manhunt and investigation.
The Hampton Police Department is conducting the investigation with assistance from the Henry County Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Henry County Homeland Security and the Henry County Crime Scene Unit.
Police are searching for a man in his 50s after four people were shot and killed in Hampton Georgia. Hampton, Georgia Mayor Ann Tarpley is pictured at a news conference following Saturday afternoon’s shooting
According to WSB-TV, the Fortson Public Library was locked down for several hours after a woman walked in around 11 a.m. and said she feared for her life. The shooting didn’t take place in the library.
A woman who was locked in the library at the time told WSB-TV that the woman ran to the back of the building while staff called the police.
“Her cell phone was taken from her and she said she was scared for her life.” “She ran to the back of the building and I assume that’s where someone from the library called 911,” the woman told WSB-TV.
Police arrived and questioned the woman before announcing a lockdown.
At least four people have been shot dead as Georgia police search for an “active gunman in his 50s who is on the run”.
“I noticed the police outside the building and asked them if we were okay and if we needed to do anything,” the women told the reporter.
“He let us know there was a woman who was fearing for her life … and had no way of calling the police and they came in and interviewed her and let us know we would be on lockdown for a while.” ,’ she added.
The woman said she felt safe in the library, and at around 1:15 p.m., staff told her to pack up and leave.
Heavily armed police officers and ambulances then surrounded the area.
This is an evolving story.