Authorities stand outside a business in Conyers, Ga. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Dart Container Corp. spokeswoman Margo Burrage says a person entered the company's Conyers plant around 7 a.m. with a gun. Burrage says the company has no information about the condition of the person who was shot or the shooter. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal and Constitution via AP)

1 shot at plant outside Atlanta, building evacuated

December 13, 2019 - 8:15 am

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Someone walked into a container plant outside Atlanta and shot one of its employees early Friday, the company said.

The shooting happened around 7 a.m. and the building was evacuated, a statement from Dart Container Corp. said. Law enforcement and medical personnel were on the scene.

The condition of the person shot wasn't immediately known. There was also no immediate information on the shooting suspect.

Nearby schools were put on lockdown as a precaution.

About 300 people work at the plant, which makes plastic food and beverage containers, Dart Container spokeswoman Margo Burrage told The Associated Press.

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