Manhunt underway for shooter in murder spree that left four victims dead

Authorities are currently engaged in a manhunt for a gunman responsible for a tragic shooting incident that claimed the lives of four individuals in Hampton, a small city located approximately 40 miles south of Atlanta. Police have identified the suspect as 40-year-old Andre Longmore from Hampton, who is considered armed and dangerous. The shooting occurred on Saturday morning in the peaceful neighborhood of Dogwood Lakes, leaving the community in shock and mourning. As investigators work diligently to piece together the details of this devastating event, the public is urged to remain vigilant and report any information that could lead to Longmore’s arrest.

The incident unfolded around 10:45 am, with multiple crime scenes discovered in close proximity to each other. The victims, three men, and a woman, have not yet been identified pending notification of their families. Hampton Police Chief James Turner addressed the media during a news conference, emphasizing the urgency of capturing the suspect. Turner urged the public to be on the lookout for Longmore, who is believed to be driving a Black GMC Acadia SUV with Georgia license plates. Authorities have not yet determined the suspect’s motive behind the violence.

The search for Longmore involves multiple agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, as well as various local police and public safety departments across the Atlanta area. Sheriff Reginald Scandrett of Henry County announced a reward of $10,000 for information that would contribute to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect. He directly addressed Longmore, vowing to apprehend him no matter where he may be hiding. The collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies aim to bring the perpetrator to justice swiftly.

The mass killings in Hampton adds to the concerning trend of mass shootings occurring throughout the year. According to data that’s been compiled by The Associated Press and USA Today in partnership with Northeastern University, this marks the 31st mass killing of 2023. In total, these killings resulted in the loss of at least 153 lives.