Northside Medical Midtown, along with all locations of the Laureate Medical Group, were closed Thursday after a gunman opened fire, killing one woman and injuring four others the previous day.
“All patient appointments are canceled,” Northside wrote in a statement. “Please follow up directly with your provider to reschedule.”
The 12-story building, located at 1110 West Peachtree Street, was opened by the Northside Hospital health system in 2018 and primarily houses doctor’s offices, as well as urgent care. It was quiet Thursday morning as Midtown residents carried on about their day, jogging or walking their dogs by its bare entrance. There were no displays of flowers or other memorials to mark the nightmare that unfolded Wednesday.
The gunfire was reported shortly after noon in the Laureate office on the 11th floor. The suspect, 24-year-old Deion Patterson, was a Laureate patient, according to witnesses who watched in horror as the five women were gunned down in the waiting room.
Patterson had arrived late for his appointment and was told he would have to come back another time, witnesses said. He allegedly became enraged, drew a handgun from his satchel and opened fire.
Amy St. Pierre, 38, an employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was killed. The surviving victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after the shooting. As of Thursday, two remained in the intensive care unit, while the other two were considered stable, the hospital stated.
The surviving women were identified in court documents as Lisa Glynn, Georgette Whitlow, Jazzmin Daniel and Alesha Hollinger. In its statement, Northside Hospital thanked its colleagues at Grady for the care being provided to the victims.
“Their actions brought comfort and safety to our patients and staff at Northside Medical Midtown,” the statement said.
The hospital also thanked the “quick and courageous” response of Atlanta-area law enforcement, which helped to take Patterson into custody in Cobb County following a massive manhunt. He faces charges of murder and aggravated assault.
“Let us hope that this kind of tragedy never happens again — not to us, not to anyone,” the hospital added.
In a note, Laureate Medical Group said its offices would also be closed Friday and that staff will be contacting patients to reschedule appointments. In addition to the Midtown location, the group has offices in Alpharetta, Canton, east Cobb, Holly Springs, Jonesboro and Sandy Springs.
“We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause,” the note read. “Thank you for understanding.”
— Staff writer Ariel Hart contributed to this article.