• Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

4 killed in shooting in Georgia, police say assailant is Vashala

4 killed in shooting in Georgia, police say assailant is Vashala

Police were searching for a gunman who killed four people in a shooting spree in suburban Georgia early Saturday morning.

The shooting was reported at 10:45 a.m. in a residential neighborhood in Hampton, Georgia, about 35 miles from Atlanta, Hampton Police Chief James Turner said at a news conference.

Three men and one woman were killed, Turner told a news conference, adding that “there were at least four crimes”. Officials have not publicly identified the victims and said relatives are being notified.

Authorities said four arrest warrants have been issued for Hampton resident Andre Longmore, 40. A motive for the shooting is not yet known, and it is unclear whether Longmore knew the victims, officials said.

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area were searching for Longmore, who was last seen driving a black GMC Acadia SUV. The chief said the vehicle did not belong to Longmore.

Addressing Longmore, Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett said at a news conference, “We’re going to hunt you down and take you into custody in whatever hole you live in.”

The sheriff said the sheriff’s office is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to Longmore’s arrest and prosecution.

“The city of Hampton has suffered a tragedy,” said Hampton Mayor Ann Tarpley. “We ask that you lift up the families and victims in your prayers and thoughts and give them the privacy they need.”

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