A graduation pool party in Atlanta, Georgia turned tragic over the weekend when a shooting broke out, injuring four and killing a 19-year-old college football player, according to WSBTV.
The Saturday shooting took place in Fayette County. The party, attended by over 200 guests, ended abruptly after security guards were told the DJ’s daughter was given a spiked drink. While partygoers left, a fight broke out and one man fired off a total of 15 shots.
Four people were shot and remain in critical condition. Wali Clanton died from his injuries after he was shot in the chest. A freshman at Kentucky State University, the teen was playing football at the school and living out what his family called his dream.
“He was just an outstanding kid,” Clanton’s father said. “He was always just on a high level, just very outspoken, just a very good kid.”
“I still don’t believe he’s gone because they won’t let me see him,” his grandmother said. “I just want to see him, touch him.”
“I was just told that I couldn’t see my baby until his body got shipped to Florida,” Clanton’s mother added.
Known as a positive and friendly teen, his friends filled Twitter with sweet stories about Clanton with the hashtag, #RIPWali.
my day just got messed up. we go back to middle school me. he was truly my bro. you will forever be missed #ripwali pic.twitter.com/4Sck8Qsj2n
— Sco❗ (@nobodybutsco_) June 15, 2015
RIP Bro….I will always love u. I really wish four years ago didn’t had to been the last time I saw u. 😢 #RIPWali pic.twitter.com/8V5eNNQW6g
— ♏CHA3 (@mz_goalz2reach) June 15, 2015
It’s crazy how things changed so suddenly. Love you man, #ripWALI ❤️💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/DTwCOyvN6x
— Quoran Houston (@DonQuoran) June 14, 2015
The shooter remains at large. Police are actively looking for the suspect and have a few strong leads.
SOURCE: WSBTV | VIDEO CREDIT: NDN
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