Atlanta mayor confirms arrest of shooting suspect

STORY: "We’ve had a successful end to a traumatic day and today is a day we can go home and rest easy, that the individual that caused harm in our community is under arrest," said Dickens.

The suspected gunman, identified as Deion Patterson, 24, was taken into custody without incident after an undercover officer spotted him north of the city in suburban Cobb County several hours after the 12:30 p.m. shooting at the Northside Medical facility, police said.

The Cobb County Police Department announced the arrest on Twitter.

All five victims slain or wounded in the attack were women.