Clayton County

Clayton County police investigating shooting death of 15-year-old at high school party

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga — A teen is dead after they were shot and killed at a party on Saturday night, Clayton County police said.

Police said they arrived at an address on the 1000 block of Citizens Parkway in Morrow, finding the 15-year-old dead from gunshot wounds.

Police told Channel 2 Action News someone who was kicked out of the party later returned with an accomplice and shot multiple rounds into the party.

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The investigation revealed a party was held at the location where students from students from all metro Atlanta high schools were in attendance, police told Channel 2 Action News.

When police arrived, hundreds of teenagers fled the scene, according to officials.

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Nearby business owners told Channel 2 Action News Larry Spruill that there are constant parties at the event space and that partygoers often leave trash on the ground.

There were also times when cars were broken into during these large events, but the business owners said they never expected someone to be shot and killed.

The investigation is ongoing and police said they will not release the identity of the teen who died at this time.

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