“Just total shock really:” Neighbors react to deadly Midtown condo shooting

ATLANTA — There was chaos in Midtown Atlanta on Monday afternoon. Police blocked off the front of the 1280 West condominium building for much of Monday afternoon, as they investigated a deadly shooting.

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On Monday night, the Fulton County Examiner’s Office told Channel 2′s Larry Spruill the names of the victims who died. They were Wesley Freeman and Property Manager Michael Shinners.

President of Beacon Management Services Lisa Simmons says her company managed 1280 West. She identified the surviving victim, who remains hospitalized, as Chief Building Engineer Mike Horne. Simmons says his current condition is unknown.

Christian Bell was on the elevator when everything started.

“The girl on the elevator said as well, they’re shooting,” Bell said.

An ATF Task Force source confirmed to Channel 2 that Raissa Kengne is the suspected shooter who shot three people, killing two.


The shooting shut down parts of Midtown Atlanta as police searched for the shooter. Channel 2 Action News had live minute by minute updates on the evolving situation during Channel 2 Action News at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00.

Kengne then took off, but hours later ATF arrested her at the International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The source also told Channel 2 that they contacted a taxi company and found out she was dropped off at the airport. They also found a 9mm glock pistol in her purse.

Meanwhile, back in Midtown, neighbors weren’t allowed inside the building, for safety reasons.

“My heart goes out to the management and staff. This is not what you expect, when you come to work. Just total shock really,” said Brian Hall.

Simmons described Kengne as a “disgruntled resident of the building.”


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