Clayton County

2 arrests made after deadly shooting outside high school graduation

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.

Clayton County School Shooting

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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.

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.”