Teenager shot dead after confrontation at Georgia graduation party, officials say

A teenager was killed and another was injured in a shooting outside a Georgia high school, officials said.

The shooting at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta stems from a confrontation at a graduation party, police told broadcasters WAGA and WSBTV. Atlanta Public Schools said in a statement to McClatchy News that the two teens were shot during an “unsanctioned gathering” at the end of the school’s “exit driveway.”

The school system told Atlanta News First that the gathering took place following an earlier graduation party at a separate location. The police had dispersed the party.

Officers were called to the high school just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, May 28, and located two people who had been shot, the Atlanta Police Department said in a news release.

A 16-year-old girl in critical condition was taken to hospital, where she died, police said.

The other victim, a 16-year-old boy, was taken to hospital in stable condition, police said.

The shooting is being investigated, police said, and no further information was available as of early Sunday afternoon.

Atlanta Public Schools said it asked police to conduct the investigation “due to their access to broader investigative resources.”

“Even during summer vacation, the safety and well-being of our students and employees remains a top priority for Atlanta Public Schools,” the school system said.

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