Georgia police officer shot southeast of Atlanta

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot southeast of Atlanta.

Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland tells WSB-TV the wounded officer was being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after the Thursday morning shooting. The officer’s condition wasn’t immediately known.

Henry County police were asking the public to avoid the area. They said in a tweet that the scene was secured, and that there’s no risk to residents.

Police used crime scene tape to cordon off a parking lot outside a dental clinic.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says Henry County police requested that it investigate the shooting. She said GBI agents were responding.

No further details were immediately released.

Henry County is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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