A man fatally shot three women in Moultrie, Georgia, on Thursday in two separate incidents. The suspected shooter committed suicide after the rampage, Colquitt County Coroner Verlyn Brock said.
According to WALB, the shootings occurred at two different locations: 6th Street Southwest and a McDonald’s on 1st Avenue Southeast. A large police presence was reported at both incidents.
Two of the women were fatally shot in their homes, officials said, adding that they were neighbors.
The third woman killed in the rampage was an assistant manager at McDonald’s.
The victims identities have not been released.
The rampage comes one day after another gunman fatally shot one woman and injured four others in Atlanta. The incident led to a chaotic, eight-hour manhunt that ended with the suspected gunman’s arrest.
“This was a horrible act of gun violence, but equally horrifying is that we know that this is not unique in our country,” said Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, according to CNN. “We need more actions (for) the rights of our citizens to go about their lives, to be able to go to a doctor’s office, to a supermarket, to a gas station or to their school without the threat of being gunned down.”
Gov. Brian Kemp also addressed the shooting in Midtown Atlanta, writing in a statement that he is heartbroken by the tragedy.
“We are heartbroken by today’s tragedy in Midtown Atlanta and join all Georgians in praying for those impacted and their loved ones. We’re also thanking God for the brave local and state law enforcement who responded forcefully and without hesitation. Thanks to their efforts, the shooter is now in custody and will face justice,” he wrote.
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.