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3 victims, 1 suspect shot following fight at Atlanta food court: Police

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A fight sparked a shooting that injured three people in a food court at a downtown Atlanta shopping center on Tuesday afternoon, according to Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens.

An altercation between two people broke out at the Hub at Peachtree Center, and then one person pulled out a handgun and shot the person they were fighting with, police said.

PHOTO: Police respond to a shooting, June 11, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia. (WSB)

PHOTO: Police respond to a shooting, June 11, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia. (WSB)

The suspect, 34, also shot and injured two other people in the food court, police said.

As people fled for safety, an off-duty Atlanta police officer confronted the armed suspect and shot him, Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said.

PHOTO: Police respond to the scene of a shooting outside the Peachtree Center complex, on June 11, 2024, in downtown Atlanta. (Jeff Amy/AP)PHOTO: Police respond to the scene of a shooting outside the Peachtree Center complex, on June 11, 2024, in downtown Atlanta. (Jeff Amy/AP)

PHOTO: Police respond to the scene of a shooting outside the Peachtree Center complex, on June 11, 2024, in downtown Atlanta. (Jeff Amy/AP)

Everyone injured is “alert, conscious and breathing,” police said.

The victims were identified as a 47-year-old man, 69-year-old woman and 70-year-old woman, police said.

PHOTO: Police respond to the scene of a shooting outside the Peachtree Center complex, on June 11, 2024, in downtown Atlanta. (Jeff Amy/AP)PHOTO: Police respond to the scene of a shooting outside the Peachtree Center complex, on June 11, 2024, in downtown Atlanta. (Jeff Amy/AP)

PHOTO: Police respond to the scene of a shooting outside the Peachtree Center complex, on June 11, 2024, in downtown Atlanta. (Jeff Amy/AP)

The suspect’s handgun has been recovered, police said.

The suspect has served prison time for armed robbery, Schierbaum said.

“This is an individual who should have never been possessing a gun,” Schierbaum said.

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