CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police told Channel 2 Action News two arrests have been made after a shooting after a high school graduation left one woman dead and another injured.
The shooting happened near Mount Zion High School at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center around 8:45 p.m. Friday.
Police told Channel 2’s Justin Wilfon the graduation was being held for the Perry Learning Center in Clayton County.
After the ceremony, investigators said an argument broke out in the parking lot outside Mount Zion High School.
That argument led to two women being shot, one fatally.
The woman who was killed was shot multiple times in the chest. The other woman was shot in the leg and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of her wounds.
Balloons and crime scene tape still in parking lot of Mt. Zion HS in Clayton Co. after a woman was shot and killed Friday night following a graduation ceremony. Victim is in her 40s and another 21 year old woman was also shot in the leg and survived pic.twitter.com/a58FcZCWg2— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) May 19, 2018
Multiple police and emergency agencies rushed to the scene on the ground and in the air.
Glenda Norman told Wilfon that her grandson was at the school when the shooting happened.
“He went there for something tonight. And I said, ‘Oh my God. I’m going to go down and check on him,’” Norman said.
Investigators said a third woman, who is 36 weeks pregnant, was thrown to the ground in the chaos from the shooting, but is expected to be all right.
In a news release Saturday, Clayton County Public Schools said the people involved in the shooting were not involved with the graduation ceremony that has just let out.
“While our school district community is rightfully concerned about the incident, it is disappointing that it has overshadowed and diminished a positive memory for an exceptional group of graduating seniors,” Clayton County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Morcease J. Beasley said. “Violence of any kind is not tolerated on a district campus nor at a district event.”
About 15 police cars here on the scene of Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County. Still working to learn more about what’s going on. pic.twitter.com/yWZ8KchEuS— Justin Wilfon (@JustinWilfonWSB) May 19, 2018
New info here on the shooting at Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County. It happened in a parking lot outside the school. Clayton County fire tells me two women were shot, one in the leg, another multiple times in the chest. The woman who was shot in the chest has died. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/yBEszqMaS7— Justin Wilfon (@JustinWilfonWSB) May 19, 2018
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