1 shot at container plant outside Atlanta; suspect sought

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Dart Container manufactures and distributes food-service products such as cups, plates, containers, lids and straws, at plants and centers across the country, including the Conyers plant, the company's website says.

A gunman entered a Dart Container Corp. building in Conyers, Georgia, around 7 a.m. and fired several shots, wounding one person. At least one pwerson was shot.

Authorities stand outside a business in Conyers, Ga. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. Police are now looking for the man who fired the shots and has since left the plant, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The sheriff's office says "this is still a very active scene and we are still trying to gather more details". Dart, a privately held company based in Mason, Michigan, said the factory would remain closed until further notice.

Rockdale County High School, Rockdale Magnet School, C.J. Hicks Elementary, & Transportation offices, which are nearby, were put on lockdown as a precaution.


Video from the area shows heavily armed police monitoring the area as the lights from police cruisers flashed around the industrial plant.

"All I know was there was a lot of them out here", Spencer said.

The plant is along a busy suburban highway near Interstate 20 in Conyers, a suburb about 25 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta. "Right about the time we got here is when we started seeing police cars, EMS and fire trucks", Giles said.

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