Shooting at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport: One Man Killed, Another Injured

Georgia officials believe the fatal shootout that erupted at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday was “accidental discharge.” UPDATE — Friday at 8:30 a.m. EST (4:25 a.m. ET:) Hearen Dickerson, director of the Atlanta…

Shooting at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport: One Man Killed, Another Injured

Georgia officials believe the fatal shootout that erupted at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday was “accidental discharge.”

UPDATE — Friday at 8:30 a.m. EST

(4:25 a.m. ET:)

Hearen Dickerson, director of the Atlanta Police Department, told reporters “it appears” that a gun that an unidentified male employee of Delta Air Lines was carrying “travelled to a wrong location and went off.”

(5:00 a.m. ET:)

Hearen Dickerson, director of the Atlanta Police Department, told reporters “it appears” that a gun that an unidentified male employee of Delta Air Lines was carrying “travelled to a wrong location and went off.”

Video posted on Twitter showed blood on the floor near a pool of blood in the concourse.

Witnesses said they heard gunshots and ran for cover.

Kellie Boylan said she was on a Delta flight about to taxied out of the Delta terminal at about 7 p.m. local time. Boylan said a flight attendant told passengers they were “going to go someplace safe, and everyone was stunned.”

“I was pretty freaking out,” she said.

@WSBTV8 @TransitAgency “Nothing ballistic,” said FD Spokesperson Herschel Smith.

Dyscardis, whose photo of the scene was posted on Twitter, said she saw someone with a “shooter vest” running “through the old Delta Delta terminal.”

Sunday night, a Delta spokesman said the airline was aware of the incident and is working with police. A Metrorail spokesperson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the agency is aware of the incident and will be contacting authorities as needed.

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