A woman is in custody after she allegedly shot three people in Midtown, killing two of them.
Atlanta Police Chief Interim Chief Darin Schierbaum said witnesses saw the suspect “enter the Colony Square campus,” which led them to security cameras and the airport. APD issued a shelter-in-place alert.
City and federal officers arrested the woman at the International Terminal before she went through security and that the shootings appear to have been targeted.
We are currently working an active situation in Midtown. Preliminary information indicates three people have been shot. The shooter is not in custody and we have multiple officers in the area searching for the suspect. pic.twitter.com/R98h5lUw5U— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) August 22, 2022
“We recovered the firearm….We do not believe these were random acts of violence. We do believe the individuals were likely targeted,” Schierbaum told reporters on scene.
The shootings happened at the 1280 West Condos on West Peachtree Street around 1:45 p.m. and at 1100 Peachtree Street, which is home to law and professional offices and the Oceanaire seafood restaurant, around 2:15 p.m. One person died at the condos; another died at the hospital, but police did not say from which location that person had been transported, according to the AJC.
WSB-TV cited two sources who said that the woman lived at the 1280 West. CBS46’s Crystal Bui reported that a MARTA Police e-mail identified the suspect as Raissa Kengne.
Generally, people who are arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are transported to the Clayton County Jail. Online jail records checked at press time did not show that Kengne had been booked here.
According to Kengne’s LinkedIn page, she said she had tried to report an alleged burglary of her safe, claiming that she had evidence of alleged fraud. She posted a lengthy discussion with an Atlanta Police officer she had videotaped on her phone.
APD thanked the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Fulton County Marshalls Office, MARTA Police, GSU Police, Georgia Tech Police, the ATF, Atlanta Fire and Rescue, and Grady EMS for their assistance during the incident.