No fewer than four people, two of which are students, were shot Sunday evening near Georgia State University’s Atlanta campus, Africa Today News, New York can confirm.
According to the authorities, one victim was in critical condition and three victims were in stable condition. According to the police, a fight between two groups was the cause of the shooting. They did not say if they had made any arrests or named any suspects.
The shooting happened around 5 a.m. near a RaceTrac gas station. It’s the same gas station where another Georgia State student died in a December 2022 shooting. A different man was also shot there in April, WXIA-TV reported.
In a statement Sunday, university officials confirmed that two students were among those injured in the shooting. They also pledged to increase patrols in the area and work with police to secure the areas surrounding the campus, which is located in downtown Atlanta.
A week ago, Africa Today News, New York had reported that, no fewer than 16 people have been confirmed dead while dozens wounded after a gunman went on a shooting spree in the northeastern state of Maine in the United States.
Two law enforcement officials in the city of Lewiston told reporters on condition of anonymity that the death toll from the attack was likely to rise.
US media outlet NBC News, citing an unnamed Lewiston law enforcement official, said at least 22 people had been killed and as many as 60 wounded in the attack.
Police from the state and the local government said they were looking for a suspect who was still on the loose. The number of persons who had died or been injured was not disclosed. There are about 39,000 residents in Lewiston.
The Lewiston Police Department released a photo on its Facebook page of a person of interest, named as Robert Card.