Fulton County

Teen dead after shooting erupts during sleepover in Fairburn neighborhood

FAIRBURN, Ga. — Fairburn police responded to reports of multiple gunshots around 4 am Wednesday at the Durham Lakes subdivision off Johns Rivers Road.

“It’s unfortunate that we are facing this situation today,” neighbor Krista Heslip told Channel 2′s Tom Regan.

Other neighbors say teens were having a sleepover at a house when a fight began.

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It moved outside and then came an outburst of gunfire.

One person was shot inside a car on the street.

He died at the scene.

It’s believed there may have been an exchange of gunfire between the teen in the car and another person at the front of the house.

Multiple shell casings were found outside the home.

Police took a person into custody, but charges have not been filed as they try to determine if the shooting was deliberate or a case of self-defense.

“My prayers are with both families at this time,” Heslip said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

Police are questioning possible witnesses and trying to locate porch camera video that may shed light on the deadly shooting.


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