(Washington) A person opened fire on Wednesday in a building in Atlanta, causing “several injuries”, according to the police of this large city in the southern United States.

“We know multiple people were injured,” law enforcement tweeted, adding that the suspect was “still at large.”

A large police force has been deployed around the area, according to images broadcast on American television, on which many ambulances are also visible.

It is a Northside Hospital building, according to local broadcaster WSB.

The United States pays a very heavy price for the spread of firearms in its territory and the ease with which Americans have access to them.

The country has more personal weapons than people: one in three adults owns at least one weapon and almost one in two adults lives in a household with a weapon.

The consequence of this proliferation is the very high rate of firearm deaths in the United States, without comparison with that of other developed countries.