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Gunman In Georgia Mass Shooting Killed In Shootout With Police, 3 Officers Wounded



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The suspect in 4 Georgia deaths was killed in shootout with police, 3 officers wounded, authorities say.

The suspected gunman in a mass shooting that left four people dead and several more injured in Georgia was killed by police during an exchange of gunfire on Sunday, with a sheriff’s deputy and two police officers wounded while trying to take the suspect into custody, authorities said.

The exchange of gunfire came a day after Saturday morning’s shootings rocked a bucolic subdivision in Hampton, south of Atlanta.

Officials said Andre Longmore was shot and killed during an intense manhunt for the 40-year-old suspect about 15 miles (25 kilometers) to the north of Hampton in suburban Jonesboro.

A Henry County sheriff’s deputy and two Clayton County police officers were injured at separate locations in the attempt to arrest Longmore, they said.

Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Turner said the three officers are expected to recover. Details on the conditions of the other two wounded officers weren’t immediately made public.

Authorities said the four killed Saturday were all residents of the same Dogwood Lakes neighborhood where Longmore lived, and were all were shot within a 10-minute span. The victims were identified as 67-year old Scott Leavitt and his wife, 66-year old Shirley Leavitt, as well as 65-year-old Steve Blizzard and 66-year-old Ronald Jeffers.

The incident marked the 31st mass shooting of 2023, taking the lives of at least 153 people this year, according to a database maintained by The AP and USA Today in a partnership with Northeastern University.


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