Deion Patterson

BREAKING: Suspect in Deadly Atlanta Shooting Taken Into Custody


Deion Patterson, the man believed to have opened fire at an Atlanta medical facility, killing one woman and wounded four others, has been taken into custody. Details to follow.


Police have identified the suspected gunman at Atlanta’s Northside Medical Midtown as Deion Patterson, 24. Atlanta police urge people not to approach Patterson if spotted, but instead, call 911.

According to CNN, a source said the suspect went to a facility within the medical center with his mother Wednesday morning and became “enraged.” His mother is now reportedly assisting investigators with the manhunt.

Northside Hospital is a large network of medical facilities with offices and clinics in multiple locations in the Atlanta area. The main hospital is in north Atlanta.

On Wednesday afternoon, Cobb County police said law enforcement is searching for the suspect in the “Vinings, Cumberland, Truist Park” areas.

Officials told Fox 5 Atlanta that Patterson, who joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 2018 and was discharged earlier this year, killed one female, 35, and injured four other women, ages 71, 56, 39, and 25, in a waiting room in the facility.

Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the suspect.

Original Story

The Atlanta Police Department is searching for an armed suspect accused of shooting multiple people inside Northside Hospital’s facility in Midtown on Wednesday morning.

According to Channel 2 Action News, the incident unfolded at around 11:37 a.m. at the facility, located on West Peachtree Street. The shooter, who is believed to be armed and dangerous, is accused of injuring at least four people and killing one inside the hospital.

The shooter is currently on the run and police are asking anyone in the area to “shelter in place” and stay inside. Anyone traveling into the area is being stopped and turned away. Police say people should avoid the area at this time.

“We are working an active shooter situation inside a building on West Peachtree St,” APD said on Facebook. “We are aware of multiple people injured. No suspect is in custody. Anyone in the area is asked to secure their building and continue to shelter in place. Anyone not in the area is asked to stay away.”

So far, the victims’ identities have not been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: APD]