1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near High School graduation in Georgia

After graduation for an alternative high school south of Atlanta, one woman died and another was wounded during an argument across the street in the parking lot Friday night, police said. Image: Google Maps

May 19 (UPI) — One woman died and another was wounded during an argument across the street from a graduation south of Atlanta, police said.

The shooting occurred around 8:45 p.m. Friday across the street after graduation concluded for an alternative school, Perry Learning Center, at Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center, WSB-TV reported.

The incident occurred in the parking lot at Mt. Zion High School. Clayton County police said the two adult women shot were not students.

The woman, whom rescuers described as being in her 40’s, was shot multiple times in the chest, WAGA-TV reported. The wounded woman, who was described as being in her 20’s, was shot in the leg and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center.

Also, a pregnant female was hurt when she fell during the commotion and taken to the hospital.

The incident occurred as families walked back to the overflow parking lot at the high school, and a group got into an argument that led to the shooting, police said.

Witnesses told WAGA-TV they heard several gunshots and ran from the gunfire.

No arrests have been made but WSB-TV reported investigators are searching for at least one suspect.


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