UPDATE: Two arrested in fatal shooting outside a Georgia high school graduation

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Friday, May 18, 2018

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia (all times local):

7:05 p.m.

A newspaper is reporting that police have made two arrests in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Clayton County Police spokeswoman Marcena Davis confirmed the arrests but said their names and charges are not being released yet.

The paper says one woman was killed and another was wounded by gunfire following an argument in a high school parking lot across from the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, where the Perry Career Academy had just held its commencement for graduating seniors.

11:05 p.m.

Police in Clayton County south of Atlanta say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people who had just attended a high school graduation ceremony.

A police statement after the Friday night shooting says "one person is now confirmed deceased."

The safety chief for the county's schools, Thomas Trawick, says the shots were fired in a Mt. Zion High School parking lot after an argument between people who had attended a ceremony for graduates of the Perry Learning Center, which prepares students for careers as an alternative to traditional high schools.
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10:58 p.m.

Police say two people were wounded in a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia Friday night.

Clayton County Schools Safety Chief Thomas Trawick says shots were fired in a Mt. Zion High School parking lot after an argument between people who had attended a graduation ceremony for the Perry Learning Center, which prepares students for careers as an alternative to traditional high schools.

Trawick said he had no information on the status of the people who were sent to hospitals.



CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- According to WSB-TV one person is dead and two others shot following a graduation ceremony in a parking lot of Mt. Zion High School.