Possible motive behind the shooting uncovered
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Two men are dead and another person is in the hospital after a triple shooting Monday afternoon in Midtown Atlanta.
The shooting spree started at a condo complex on West Peachtree Street where two people were shot. Then, another person was shot a few blocks away on Peachtree.
Atlanta police, SWAT teams and K9s swarmed Peachtree Street near Colony Square after reports of an active shooter.
Witnesses and an integrated city camera system helped identify the suspect as Raissa Kengne. A surveillance shot from MARTA circulated and eventually led to Kengne being located and arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Police arrested Kengne near the south baggage claim and recovered the firearm believed to have been used in the shooting. Airline passengers and employees watched as she was handcuffed and put into the back of a cruiser.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed to CBS46 that 41-year-old Wesley Freeman died at the hospital and 60-year-old Michael Shinners died at 1280 West Peachtree. Police say Shinners is from Alpharetta.
“Micheal Shinners was an above and beyond building manager. He was loved by our community. The events today are shocking and he can never be replaced. We are deeply saddened,” said Brian Hall, a resident of 1280 West, the condominium complex where the triple shooting began.
The third shooting victim, Mike Horne, is in the ICU and will require additional surgeries, according to Beacon Management Services, the property managers at 1280 West.
Property managers told residents in an email that the shooting took place around 1 p.m. in the management office at 1280 West.
During a press conference, police said that it appears Kengne targeted all three victims.
CBS46 spoke to residents who lived in the building where the deadly shooting took place and they said they recognized the shooter and that she had lived there for about 5 years.
Social media posts by the accused shooter may help explain the motive behind the shooting.
On her public LinkedIn page, she posted a fiery message a day before the shooting condemning building management.
Kenge wrote her complaints stemmed from a case of alleged fraud involving a former employer.
We also uncovered a lawsuit that she filed against Georgia Power in June. The lawsuit says that the plaintiff (Kenge) is also suing several 1280 West management team members and the 1280 West board members in Fulton County Superior Court for withholding the plaintiff’s mail, including mail from Georgia Power.