DeKalb County

Girl, 14, shot at back to school party in DeKalb County

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A 14-year-old girl was shot and remains hospitalized after an incident at a back-to-school party Thursday night in DeKalb County.

DeKalb Police told Channel 2's Liz Artz that about 75-100 younger teens were at the party on Bluebird Lane when a car pulled up with three men inside. Police believe the men were in their late teens or early 20s.

A mother at the party told the men in the vehicle that the party was for younger kids, and the car drove away.


About 30 minutes later, around 10:30 p.m., police say another car showed up, and six shots were fired.

“At first, I thought it was a cap gun, then I heard like POW! That’s when I knew it was real,” said Corey Washington. “I think the girl was right next to me when she got shot.”

Jakaylin Jones was shot in the stomach and rushed to the hospital. Her mother says she is stable and doing OK. %



Police say most of the teens at the party were in middle school.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Police are looking for a newer model silver Chevrolet Impala or Malibu. They also want to talk to the men who were asked to leave. They're not calling them suspects, but say they would like to speak with them.

They are also asking anyone who may have video of the shooting to come forward.