1 shot at container plant outside Atlanta; suspect sought

Numerous police vehicles were parked outside the plant Friday morning after a shooting was reported there

CNN Numerous police vehicles were parked outside the plant Friday morning after a shooting was reported there

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A suspect allegedly shot an employee at the Dart Container manufacturing plant in Conyers, Goergia.

Dart Container Corp., employyes depart the factory to authorities who stand outside the business after a shooting, in Conyers, Ga. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Rockdale County Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Lee Thomas said the man injured in the shooting was taken to the hospital, although he didn't know the extent of the injury.

The sheriff's office said it was responding to reports of shots at the company in a Facebook post earlier on Friday. Levett said investigators believe Golden entered the plant, shot Andrews and then left in the five-minute window before police arrived at the factory, which makes plastic food and beverage containers.

"We ask the community to stay clear of that area as this is still a very active scene and we are still trying to gather more details", the post said. Here's what we know about the ongoing situation.

Photos and video from news outlets show heavily armed law enforcement officers and flashing lights around a small industrial plant.

At least three schools and the county school transportation offices were placed on lockdown, Rockdale County Public Schools said on Twitter at 8:34 a.m. ET.

"Counseling support will be available to our Conyers employees and we will support the affected employee and family throughout this tragic event", the company said in a statement. "The facility will remain closed until further notice", the company said.

The shooting sparked alarm in Conyers, a suburb about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of downtown Atlanta, where the plant sits along a busy highway near Interstate 20.

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