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Black woman arrested in triple shooting in Atlanta (photo)

The suspect has been taken into custody
Black woman arrested in triple shooting in Atlanta (photo)
Midtown Atlanta’s Colony Square on Aug. 22. The building pictured is 1175 Peachtree Street, near the area where the alleged shooter hit three people at 1100 Peachtree Street and 1280 W. Peachtree Street. (Photo by Rashad Milligan for rolling out)

There was a shooting in Atlanta on Aug. 22, in the city’s Midtown area near Colony Square. The shooter allegedly killed two people and wounded a third person, according to the Atlanta Police Department. The condition of the third person hasn’t been released.

Initial information the police received indicated the lone suspect was a woman. The police received a call about shots being fired at 1280 W. Peachtree Street around 1:45 p.m. Once police arrived, the department received another call of a person shot at 1100 Peachtree Street. The last shot appeared to be fired around 2:15 p.m.

Black woman arrested in triple shooting in Atlanta (photo)
The female suspect in the Aug. 22 Midtown Atlanta shooting. (Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Police Department)
Black woman arrested in triple shooting in Atlanta (photo)
The alleged Midtown Atlanta shooter on Aug. 22. (Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Police Department)

The suspect has been identified as Raissa Kengne, according to multiple reports. However, the Atlanta Police Department couldn’t confirm the suspect’s name to rolling out, as of the morning of Aug. 23.

Atlanta country radio host Brian Moote happened to arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as the alleged suspect was being arrested by members of the SWAT team. He said no one around the arrest noticed, so he posted a picture because he recognized the suspect’s striped shirt.

“The fact our law enforcement officers were allowed to apprehend an armed shooting suspect at our airport on a busy Monday, totally uneventful,” Moote said on 94.9 The Bull on Aug. 23. “To the point, people were getting their bags, not even knowing the gravity of the situation. Hats off to all of them.”

Local news stations also got footage of the suspect being placed in a squad car outside the airport.

Social media users took the investigation to the next step as they discovered a recent post she made on her LinkedIn account. The series of lengthy posts mention how her former co-workers were committing fraud within the business and how she expressed interest in suing her former managers. She claimed someone broke into her home and stole the evidence she had against her former managers. She posted three videos telling the Atlanta Police Department about the alleged home invasion.

“The police has tried throughout this case to give me the run around, but I will make sure these criminals pay for persecuting me,” Kengne posted on LinkedIn, a day before the shooting. “I will post regular videos about the case, which will be very informative for professionals who have spent many years combating fraud.”

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