There was a shooting near the Sheraton Hotel in Sandy Springs, just outside of Atlanta, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The shooting was called in for 800 Hammond Drive, reports Fox Atlanta.
Here’s what you need to know about this developing story:
1. There Is One Victim
— MikePetchenikWSB (@MPetchenikWSB) July 24, 2014
CBS Atlanta reports that one person has been shot. The victim is in critical condition.
2. This May Be an Active Shooter Scenario
— Mike Paluska (@PaluskaCBS46) July 24, 2014
Cops in the area are searching for suspect’s, according to NBC Atlanta’s Kevin Rowson:
— Kevin Rowson 11Alive (@krowson11alive) July 24, 2014
3. The Hotel Is Surrounded
Barfield Rd btw Hammond / Mt. Vernon closed due to police activity.
— Sandy Springs Police (@SandySprings_PD) July 24, 2014
Roads around the hotel have been blocked off.
4. The Hotel Is Located in the Sandy Springs Suburb of Atlanta
The hotel is located along Hammond Drive in Atlanta. According to CBS Atlanta, people could be seen running toward the hotel after the shots were fired.
5. The Sheraton Atlanta Is Among the Most Popular in the City
The Sheraton Atlanta is among the most highly rated hotels in the area, according to Expedia. The travel describes the hotel’s area as:
High-rises dominate Perimeter Center, world headquarters of such companies as United Parcel Service and Newell Rubbermaid. Named for its placement north of the I-285 beltway, Perimeter Center is also well serviced via mass transit to points throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Perimeter Place, a town center-style shopping complex, services the retail needs of Greater Atlanta.