Four people shot at Peachtree Center in downtown Atlanta

Police respond to the scene of a shooting outside the Peachtree Center complex, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in downtown Atlanta. (Chamian Cruz/WABE)

Updated at 4:56 p.m.

Four people were shot on Tuesday afternoon at The Hub at Peachtree Center in downtown Atlanta, according to Atlanta police and Mayor Andre Dickens.

The Hub, which primarily serves as a food court area for visitors and nearby office workers, is currently on lockdown as the authorities investigate, according to Dickens.

“At this time, we can confirm four people were shot,” said Atlanta police officials on X. “All are alert, conscious and breathing. One of the four people shot is believed to be the suspect.”

Atlanta police chief Darin Schierbaum said officers received reports of shots fired around 2:17 p.m.

“This was a critical incident that occurred, a fight between two individuals and led to one of those individuals pulling out a gun and shooting three other individuals,” Dickens said during a press conference.

An officer on the scene opened fire on the suspect without injuring any other individuals, Schierbaum said. Officers then recovered the suspect’s gun and apprehended him.

Schierbaum said the suspect, a 34-year-old man, is a convicted felon who previously served time for armed robbery.

Those injured were a 47-year-old man, a 69-year-old woman and a 70-year-old woman. Two victims were in critical condition and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. Schierbaum said they are all expected to survive.

Atlanta resident Elizabeth Ingram was working in the area when she said she heard gunshots.

“You never know what can happen,” she told The Associated Press. “It just happened out of nowhere. It was so scary my thought was I was never going to make it home to my son and that scared me. My heart was beating so fast.”

The GBI will take the lead in investigating the case due to it being an officer-involved shooting.

This is a developing story.

AP contributed to this report.