Forsyth County

High school football player, 2 others shot at Georgia graduation party

FORSYTH, Ga. — A graduation party in the city of Forsyth turned violent on Saturday, according to officials.

On Saturday, officers responded to Milledge Circle in reference to a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they found three people with gunshot wounds.

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Police said two of the victims were taken to a hospital in Macon and the third victim was taken to a hospital in Jackson.

The Mary Persons Touchdown Club, a community organization that supports the Mary Persons High School football program, said a football player was one of the three people shot at what was a graduation party.

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Police said they would not release the names of the victims due to them being aged 16 to 20. The football club did identify the player as DJ Walton.

“Please pray for strength for his family, healing for DJ and that the heartless people responsible are caught and convicted.”

The GBI assisted with the investigation, according to police.

Anyone with information involving this case is asked to contact Sergeant Terrence Thomas or Chief Woodrow Blue at 478-993-1005.

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