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.