Incident that started at Atlanta graduation party ends with 1 teenager dead, another injured, police say

Atlanta police are investigating a deadly shooting in southwest Atlanta.

The police said Channel 2 Action News that officers received reports of a person being shot outside Benjamin E Mays High School in southwest Atlanta just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

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When the police arrived, they found a 16-year-old girl who had been shot. She was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A little later, officers said a 16-year-old boy had presented to hospital with a gunshot wound. Police determined it was the same incident.

The identity of the victims has not been released.


According to the investigation, the incident stems from a confrontation at a graduation party earlier that night.

Police did not say if anyone had been arrested or if there were other victims.

Authorities are now working with Atlanta Public School officials to determine what happened.

The case is still ongoing.

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