Deadly shooting near Clayton County high school graduation ceremony

- Two women were shot Friday night after a graduation ceremony in Clayton County outside Atlanta, police said. One of the victims died, according to authorities.

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Rescuers described the victim who was killed as a woman in her 40's. They said she was shot multiple times in the chest. Another adult in her 20's was shot in the leg, and a pregnant female was hurt as she fell during the commotion. The shooting victim was taken to Atlanta Medical Center and the pregnant woman was taken to Henry Medical Center, fire officials said.

The shooting happened near the scene of a graduation ceremony that was held Friday night at the nearby Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center. Police said after the ceremony ended around 8:45 p.m. and as families walked back to the overflow parking lot at Mount Zion High School, a group of got into an argument that led to the shooting.

 

 

Witnesses tell FOX 5 they heard several gunshots, started running and ducked from the gunfire.

Investigators said they were interviewing people at the scene, which lead to two arrests. No word from authorities how many shots were fired or how many gunmen were involved. 

Clayton County Police continue to investigate. 

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