Shots were reportedly fired near the food court at Cumberland Mall in Atlanta (Georgia state) on Saturday afternoon (local time), December 14. Cobb County Police have asserted that the shots represented an "isolated incident" between parties that know each other and that it is not an active shooter situation. The number of associated casualties was not immediately reported.
Roads have been closed in the surrounding area and county authorities have advised individuals to stay away from the mall over the coming hours. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around Cumberland Mall over the coming hours.
Individuals in Atlanta (Georgia state) are advised to monitor developments, avoid Cumberland Mall, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.