Atlanta Shooting Survivor Drops Horrific Stat: She Encountered 4 Active Shooters In 5 Years

One woman described the moments after she heard gunshots in the Atlanta medical facility where a shooter killed at least one person Wednesday.

An employee at an Atlanta medical facility, the site of Wednesday’s mass shooting where at least one woman died and four others suffered injuries, told CNN that the terrifying event wasn’t the first time her building has seen an active shooter situation.

Tyrisia Woods described feeling “panic” and said she heard multiple gunshots and reports of “blood in the elevator” on her floor before locking down her office.

“I’ve been working in this building for almost five years and this is the fourth active shooter that I’ve encountered since I’ve worked there,” said Woods before nearly a second of silence.

“Jesus. It’s shocking to hear, I’m sure, for people listening at home,” replied CNN’s Jim Sciutto. “But listen, we cover them every day, Americans absorb news like this every day.”

Woods’ experiences with multiple active shooter situations reflect remarks from students who experienced the deadly Michigan State shooting this year. Some survivors recounted experiencing lockdowns in past shootings including the 2021 shooting at Oxford High School as well as the Sandy Hook massacre.

Wednesday’s shooting in Atlanta is one of 192 mass shootings in the U.S. this year, according to Gun Violence Archive. More 14,300 people have died as a result of gun violence in the U.S. in 2023 as of Thursday morning.

(H/T Mediaite)

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