Reckless Atlanta gunman kills ex-wife, children in Georgia

February 8, 2015 8:03 pm

A man shot six people in , killing four of them, including his
ex-wife and several children, before turning the gun on himself on a
quiet, suburban street.
Horrified neighbours called police and tended to the severely injured victims as best they could before rescuers arrived.

Police stand in the doorway of a home while investigating the shooting
scene where authorities say five people are dead, including the gunman.
Photo / AP

shooter, whose name was not immediately released, appeared to have
targeted his ex-wife and his own family, including several children who
tried to flee, said Douglas County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Glenn Daniel.
Authorities did not release the names of the victims because they were
still contacting next of kin. Investigators were still trying to
determine the shooter’s motive and piece together what happened.

Police at the scene of a shooting in Georgia

“I’ve been in law enforcement out here 20 years and this is
the worst I’ve ever seen,” Daniel said. He did not know when the couple
divorced or if they had prior contact with law enforcement.

Teresa Carter, 59, said she heard gunfire from inside her home
but did not see what happened. Police said victims were shot inside and
outside the house.
Carter said she often saw the children
playing around the neighbourhood. They enjoyed petting her dog. “I heard
shots, and I heard the girl scream,” Carter said. “And then I heard
four more shots.”
Brandon Hallman was working on a car a few
houses down. “I heard a couple quick shots, you know, back to back …
We just grabbed some towels and went down there to try and help.”
neighbour, Angela Ansah, struggled to explain to her own children what
happened to their slain friends a few houses down. Ansah said some of
the children targeted often came over to her house to play with her own
children. “These are children I see every day.” Ansah said.

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