Georgia gunman shot and killed his mom and grandma at their homes, then woman at McDonald’s restaurant before killing himself, coroner says
- Four people have been confirmed dead at the incident in Moultrie, Georgia
- Police say that there is no immediate threat to the public following the incident
- Georgia Bureau of Investigations confirmed there are multiple scenes
Police have confirmed that four people are dead after a shooting at two locations, including a McDonald’s restaurant in Georgia.
Colquitt County Coroner confirmed that the shooter killed his mother and grandmother at two neighboring homes in Moultrie.
He then killed another woman at the fast food chain, before turning the gun on himself.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations confirmed that they are currently investigating multiple scenes in the county.
Coroner Verlyn Brock was unable to confirm identities of the shooter or victim, and could not say if the gunman knew the McDonald’s worker.
HAPPENING NOW: Heavy police presence is at a McDonald’s in Moultrie. I’m working to find out more information. Right now I know that the GBI has been requested by Moultrie Police to help assist in an ongoing investigation. The GBI tells me there are fatalities involved. I’ll bring you more updates as I learn more.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations confirmed that they are currently investigating multiple scenes, including one at the fast food chain in Moultrie
Witnesses have claimed that the woman who died at the fast food restaurant was the early morning manager, and that the shooter was also an employee there.
Sabrina Holweger told AP that the man had killed the woman as she unlocked the door to let him in for his shift.
She added that she was the woman’s body lying in the doorway of the restaurant just before 8am, with police swarming the area.
Jamy Steinberg, GBI special agent in charge, said: ‘We are investigating multiple incidents and there are fatalities involved.’
Police swarmed the restaurant on Thursday morning, shutting down traffic on one of the main streets in the south Georgia town of 15,000.
The Moultrie Police Department Chief Sean Ladson confirmed that there is no immediate threat to the public.
MPD officials requested that the GBI investigate the incidents and described it as an ‘ongoing investigation.’
McDonald’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.
It comes just one day after Deion Patterson, 24, killed Amy St. Pierre, 39, and injured four others in an Atlanta hospital.
Moultrie is in Colquitt County about 200 miles south of Atlanta, around a three hour drive.
Patterson fled the scene on foot and became the subject of an hours-long citywide manhunt.
He was captured at about 8pm ‘without incident’ at a condominium complex in suburban Cobb County.
The suspect’s mother, Minyone Patterson, is a nurse and accompanied her son to his medical appointment on Wednesday.
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