15-year-old boy shot, killed in East Point

Alan Molina was at his friend's house when the shooting happened.

EAST POINT, Ga. — Family members are in shock after a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed at a home in East Point.

Investigators say the shooting happened at home along 2900 block of Pearl Street around 1:10 p.m. Sunday.

The boy, identified by family as Alan Molina, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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The family told Channel 2's Audrey Washington that they are trying to focus on good memories.


Molina’s aunt said Alan was at his friend's house when the shooting happened.

East Point detectives did not say what led up to the shooting, but did confirm that one person was in custody. They believe the person who shot Molina lived at the house.

Family members wouldn't talk much about the suspected shooter in the case, but said that the bullet took away a wonderful young man.

"He was a good kid, he was doing what 15-year-olds do," said Molinas' aunt, Alicia Wood. "He's got a lot of people who love him, his family, his nieces and nephews, sisters and parents. They're all going to miss him."

Neighbor Robert Mosley said it sounded like a loud bang when the gun went off. "It's sad to me another young life has been taken," Mosley said.

Detectives told Washington that several charges are still pending in the case and that it remains an active investigation.