Georgia container plant shooting - police on scene

Georgia container plant shooting - police on scene

RCSO Deputies are now at the Dart company on GA-HWY 138 where shots have been reported.

The Dart Container Corp. plant is located in Conyers, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

The shooting came at shift change at the Dart Container Corp.in Conyers, sparking panic among the 300 or so employees. Deputies believe the person who fired the shots has left the plant and they were looking for them, Thomas said.

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said Andrews was taken to the hospital after police found him while evacuating the building.

Police are searching for an active shooter at a Metro Atlanta Production Plant.

Authorities stand outside a business in Conyers, Ga. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Here's what we know about the ongoing situation.

Nearby schools were put on lockdown, Rockdale County Public Schools said.

According to the sheriff's office, it is still a very active scene, and it is a developing story.

Video from the area shows heavily armed police monitoring the area as lights from police cruisers flash around the plant. Schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution. He said police swarmed the area.

Authorities also shut down a local gas station and told Dion Spencer, one of the station's employees, to stay inside.

A school bus was brought in around 8:15 a.m.to transport people off the plant, while investigators set up white tents near a security gate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

An employee was fatally shot at a container plant in Georgia early Friday morning, authorities said. Dart, a privately held company based in Mason, Michigan, said the factory would remain closed until further notice. "Our hearts are with our injured employee and family, and our coworkers", Dart's statement said.

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