At least 24 people were shot and four were killed in separate shootings over the bloody weekend in the Atlanta area amid ongoing violence.
The violence followed months of escalating crime across the city, prompting authorities to resolve the issue Monday, WSB-TV reported.
“Atlantans deserve and expect a safe community while our management continues to use substantial resources to end this wave of COVID crime. The Anti-Violence Advisory Committee will start working this week to provide further guidance to: It helps improve the safety of citizens across our city, ”said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
The mass shootings, including four killings within a short period of time on Monday morning.
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Around 1:30 am, a man was found hit by a gunshot on Sydney Marcus Boulevard. He was shot while sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle when someone in another vehicle opened fire, police said. An hour later, a woman was shot multiple times and died at 3:30 am. A man was found shot at the La Cura club and later died in hospital.
“It’s definitely a busy weekend,” Lt. Col. Daniel Jenson told the news agency. “I don’t want to go into details any more, it’s really busy for us.”
The news agency reported that two more people were killed outside the city.
Other incidents included the shooting of four people in the Trap Museum car park hours later, an off-duty police officer fired a gun at someone after someone shot it into the crowd.
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No one was hurt.
Authorities said another man was shot several times on Friday night during an attempt to steal a car by someone he may know.
Experts cite the epidemic of COVID-19, the economic downturn and unrest from competition and medical care as factors contributing to more violent crime across the country. The Atlanta Police Department is currently having trouble filling out positions, according to a report released last week.
Less than 2% of police applicants were employed in the three years from 2017 to September last year.