Saturday 20 January 2018

Teen (17) arrested after five people shot near Atlanta school

Medics attend to one of the victims
Medics attend to one of the victims
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by police after shooting five people close to a school in Atlanta.

Three of thsoe shot remain in hospital, however none are believed to be in a life threatening condition.

While four of he victims were students at the school, Therrell High School, it is not known whether the shooter was a student.

The school was briefly placed on lockdown as police attempted to catch the gunman.

A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined.

One student, Hezekiah Bradford, told the Journal-Constitution that he and his twin brother saw a group of more than 20 students running.

He heard at least five gunshots. Hezekiah and his brother ran to a nearby gas station, where they told a woman in a car to call 911.

“I’m worried for some of my friends,” Hezekiah told the newspaper.

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