1 dead, 1 critically injured at CNN headquarters

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA (AP) — A domestic dispute erupted in gunfire in CNN’s headquarters complex Tuesday, killing one person and critically wounding another, authorities said. A man and a woman were involved in an argument near the main entrance of the complex when the man pulled a gun and shot her, police officer James Polite said. He said the armed man was then shot by a CNN security guard. One of the people was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital, spokeswoman Denise Simpson said. It was not immediately clear which person died. Simpson said the other was in critical condition. A man and a woman were seen being carried out of the building on stretchers. The man’s face was covered in blood and his shirt was removed. Police said the man and woman had a prior relationship. CNN reported that the offices of its Internet operations, CNN.com, were immediately evacuated. Video footage also showed police pointing guns at a man lying on the ground inside the building. An announcement over the building’s public-address system said there had been gunfire “with potential casualties.’ Police cordoned off an area by the escalators near the main entrance, facing Centennial Olympic Park. The park is where a bomb killed a woman during the 1996 Summer Olympics and injured more than 100 people. “I heard four or five shots. I really didn’t see it. I got out of there quick,’ said Jas Stanford, 27, who had been helping take down a temporary stage in the park used for college basketball’s Final Four festivities. The CNN complex also includes the Omni Hotel, a large atrium and a food court. It is connected to Philips Arena, the home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. In the food court, Trina Johnson, 44, of Atlanta, was with her daughter on a family outing. “All of a sudden we heard a big boom. We thought it was an explosion,’ Johnson said. “We didn’t see the gun. Everybody just started running.’last_img

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