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Man arrested after gunfire near Atlanta hospital

Armed police at the scene of a shooting at Atlanta’s Grady Hospital (Fox5)

An Atlanta area hospital was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after gunfire broke out in a nearby parking lot.

This is reported by the Atlanta Police Department (APD). in a statement it was called to a parking deck at Grady Memorial Hospital around 1:15 p.m.

Officers quickly apprehended a suspect believed to be involved in the shooting.

The APD said several cars were damaged by gunfire, but there were no injuries.

Police are looking for several other suspects who they believe are known to each other. They emphasized that there was no active shooter situation.

An eyewitness told FOX5 they heard up to 30 gunshots, leading to chaotic scenes as people tried to flee the area.

Grady Memorial Hospital – the 10th largest public hospital in the United States – was briefly closed.

In a statement to WSBTV, the hospital said: “Grady Hospital was briefly closed due to reports of gunfire on the second floor of one of our parking decks.

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“The hospital is no longer under lockdown and normal operations have resumed. There was never an active shooter in the hospital.”

In May, a gunman opened fire in a Midtown Medical Associates waiting room in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring four others.

Coast Guard veteran Deion Patterson was arrested after an hours-long search and has been charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

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