January 25, 2019 / 11:47 AM / 8 months ago

Manhunt on for man accused of killing four near Atlanta

(Reuters) - Georgia police were hunting for a man on Friday who was accused of shooting and killing four people and wounding a fifth at two different homes outside Atlanta.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect on Twitter as 27-year-old Daylon Delon Gamble.

“He is considered armed and very dangerous and is actively being sought by local, state and federal authorities at this time,” the Bureau said on Twitter on Friday.

On Thursday evening, police responded to two crime scenes a few blocks apart in Rockmart, a city of about 4,000 residents around 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta.

Two people were dead at each scene and a fifth was severely wounded, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. The dead included two men and two women. Their names were not immediately available.

The wounded person was airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta, local media reported.

No motive is known for the shootings. “They were targeted, but I don’t know why. I have no idea why,” Keith Sorrells, the police chief of Rockmart, Georgia, told local media.

Reporting by Rich McKay and Gabriella Borter, editing by Larry King and Nick Zieminski

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