According to the Atlanta Police Department, "no officers are injured". It reportedly remains unclear whether there are any casualties.
An eyewitness said that she was at the shopping mall when she heard sounds of gunshots near a cafe, claiming that she also heard possible shots fired near the centre's parking lot, according to the WSB-TV 2 broadcaster.
We are on scene of an officer-involved shooting at Lenox Square. No officers are injured. We will provide updates as we receive further information.— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) January 19, 2020
Several clips posted to social media from inside the mall show people running from the site of the incident. The video clips also depict a massive law enforcement response, with police cars rushing to the site.
Bruh was y’all REALLY shootin in Lenox Mall today smdh 😑😑😑😑 pic.twitter.com/o7qqAMjGrz— “Marquez914” (@IAmRobMadden) January 19, 2020
One shaky video claiming to be taken at the scene of the shooting incident remains doubtful, however, as the quality of the video does not allow any conclusions of of the action recorded by an alleged eyewitness.
Dude got man downed at lenox pic.twitter.com/zyjh7Ad0Co— Prolific🏁 (@AllMoneyInRico) January 19, 2020
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was asked by local police to assist in the investigation of the incident. There have been no additional details given.
The GBI has been requested by the Atlanta Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting. Agents are headed to the scene. pic.twitter.com/y5rczKAWKs— GA Bureau of Invest (@GBI_GA) January 19, 2020
Another separate shooting incident was reported in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Saturday night. According to local police, one person sustained minor injuries from ricochet fire while the suspect fled the area.
Working a shooting call @PennSquareMall. One person has a minor injury from a ricochet. Nobody hit by gunfire that we know of at this time. Shooter fled the mall. Please avoid area.— Oklahoma City Police (@OKCPD) January 19, 2020