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Triple shooting suspect accused in new shooting, Waffle House robbery

By Alexis Stevens, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #atlanta-ga

[UPDATE 8:51 a.m.]: A man wanted in a triple shooting that injured a 4-year-old in Clayton County is now accused of shooting a woman in the head in Henry County.

In an alert, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said 26-year-old Karl Jordan is considered an “extreme danger to public safety.”

Authorities were already looking for Jordan in connection with the shooting that injured the child and two adults. Investigators said he then robbed a Waffle House along Ga. 155 in McDonough and shot another woman.

No details were provided on the woman’s condition.

The sheriff’s office said Jordan abandoned a silver 2009 Acura at the Waffle House and left the scene in the shooting victim’s car. Officials said he may still be driving the 2011 Dodge Avenger bearing Georgia tag RXE4055.

[ORIGINAL STORY]: A 4-year-old child and two adults were injured Wednesday night in a triple shooting, Clayton County police said.

Shortly before 9 p.m., officers were called to Glynn Court, near Hampton, after shots were fired, according to Lt. Cherie West.

“Preliminary investigation suggests that an altercation between known parties was the cause of the shooting, which left a 4-year-old child and two adults with gunshot wounds,” West said in an emailed news release. “There is no indication, at this time, that this incident was random.”

The adults and the child were all taken to hospitals for treatment. One adult was in critical condition while the second adult and the child were expected to survive their injuries, West said.

The names of those involved in the shooting were not released late Wednesday. West said the police department was not releasing the name of a possible suspect.

But according to the Clayton sheriff’s office, two women were shot by a man who fled the area. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 26-year-old Karl Jordan.

Jordan was last seen in a silver 2009 Acura TL with Georgia tag RWT-7394. He should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911, the sheriff’s office said.