A Delta Air Lines employee has been shot dead in a private staff parking lot on the outskirts of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport a spokesperson for the airline and the local police department confirmed. The incident happened on Sunday evening, although few details about exactly what happened have yet been released.
College Park Police Department received an emergency call to reports of a shooting at the Delta employee parking lot at around 10.30 pm on Sunday evening. Lieutenant Billy Burrel told local media that they found a 30-year old woman unresponsive and suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers attempted to render emergency First Aid at the scene before paramedics arrived and she was taken away in an ambulance. Tragically, the woman who police have named as Alexis Reed died en route to the hospital.
“The Delta family is grieving the loss of one of our own this morning,” a spokesperson for the airline said in an emailed statement on Monday.
“Late last night, an Atlanta colleague passed away after a shooting at the Camp Creek employee parking lot. We share our deepest condolences with both family and friends. Delta is currently conducting an investigation, in partnership with law enforcement.”
According to AJC, the largest daily newspaper in the Atlanta area, the parking lot should only normally be accessible to Delta employees. Police are treating the shooting as a homicide but no suspects are yet in custody over the employee’s slaying.
The police department did not speculate on a possible motive for the shooting. Further information is expected to be released in the coming hours.
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