ATLANTA (AP) — An off-duty Atlanta police officer opened fire to try to break up a gunfight early Sunday morning between two groups of people in a parking lot downtown, authorities said.

One person died at the scene and two others were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, though it's not clear whether any of them were struck by bullets from the officer's service weapon, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The officer, who was working an off-duty job, was not hurt.

The shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. Police found multiple high-powered rifles and handguns and drugs at the scene, Campos said.

Police did not immediately make any arrests.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.

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