8 Feb 2015

Gunman kills four near Atlanta

3:36 pm on 8 February 2015

A United States gunman has opened fire at a house near Atlanta, Georgia, killing four people and wounding two children in a domestic dispute before turning the gun on himself.

A total of seven people were shot in the case in Douglasville, west of Atlanta, said Lieutenant Glenn Daniel of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

"It was a domestic situation," Mr Daniel said, adding that the shooter was a man, and that the two injured were children, who are now being treated in local hospitals.

"I have five, including the shooter, that are deceased," he said.

"The shooter is deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

The ages of the shooting victims ranged from seven to adult, he added.

It was not immediately disclosed how many of the victims were members of the same family, but some of the victims were relatives, Mr Daniel said.

- AFP -