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At least four people have been killed in a mass shooting in Georgia‘s Henry County as police continue to hunt for the gunman.

Authorities say that three male adults and one female adult were killed in the Saturday morning incident in the town of Hampton, Georgia.

None of the victims have yet been identified and police said they have not determined a motive for the shooting.

“Wherever you are, we will hunt you down in whatever hole you may be hiding in and bring you into custody. Period,” Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett told reporters.

Police have identified the suspect as 40-year-old Andre Longmore, who they had obtained four warrants for and described as armed and dangerous.

“This is a sad day in Hampton. It’s not normal for us and as a community, we will grieve together,” said Hampton Police Department Chief James Turner. “As a police department, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the person is brought to justice.”

A $10,000 reward for information that leads to Mr Longmore’s capture has been offered. He is described as being around five feet 10 inches and was wearing a dark shirt with a red tone.

Officials say he was last seen in a black 2017 GMC Arcadia with a tag number of DHF756.

“I can confirm that four people are deceased,” County government spokeswoman Melissa Robinson earlier told The Associated Press. “As of right now, the suspect is still at large.”

Hampton is a city of 8,500 residents located around an hour south of Atlanta, Georgia.

The Henry County Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Homeland Security, and the Henry County Crime Scene Unit are all assisting Hampton police with the incident, reported WSB-TV.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has also been notified.

Hampton Mayor Ann Tarpley told reporters on Saturday afternoon that “today is a sad and sombre occasion” and vowed that the shooter would be “brought to justice”.

“We ask that you lift up the families and the victims in your prayers, your thoughts, and that you give them the privacy that they may need to overcome this horrific tragedy,” she added.

“We have full confidence in our law enforcement that they will perform their duties and bring the suspect to justice.”

Source : Independent


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