2 shot dead, 6 injured after gunfire erupts at Sweet 16 near Atlanta
Two teenagers were killed in a shooting at a massive Sweet Sixteen house party just outside Atlanta Saturday night, according to authorities and reports.
Officials said that Douglasville, Ga. Another six people were injured in the clash at, where more than 100 teenagers ran amok.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that the fight led to deadly violence.
“We know there was a house party attended by over a hundred teenagers. A clash ensued resulting in two deaths and six injuries due to gunshots. The sheriff’s office said in a statement posted on Facebook As they stressed the information was limited so far.
The shooting happened during a Sweet 16 celebration, a neighbor in the suburban community told WSB-TV.
“It was almost like a block party,” said the neighbor, whose children went to the bash that spilled over the cul-de-sac. She said she ran to help a girl who had been shot outside the house, but it was too late.
The owner of the house where the party took place also said that it was a sweet 16 party for his daughter, but the man claimed that the party ended around 10pm after being disrupted by some people who attended. was used, According to WXIA.
It is unclear if any adults were home during the shooting.
The fatal victims have not been identified, but both were under the age of 18, police said.
Another neighbor told WSB-TV that the gunshots forced him and his family to run for cover.
“My kids were on the floor, they were scared,” the neighbor said.
No arrests have been announced, and no motive is yet known.
Douglasville is about 20 miles from Atlanta.