A teenager was killed and another wounded after a gunman opened fire outside. An Atlanta high school early Sunday morning, police said.
No suspects were in custody. According to the police, several high school.
Atlanta police at around 2:27 a.m. Benjamin E. Mays responded to a report of many people shot at the high school.
Mayor Andre Dickens said at a news briefing Sunday afternoon that the victim was “full of life.”
“My heart goes out to both families and certainly to the family of the deceased,” he said. “This young woman was vibrant and expected to work for. The city of Atlanta beginning Tuesday in our summer youth employment program.”
Benjamin E. Mays High School is Dickens’ alma mater.
A teenager at Atlanta Public Schools said in a statement that the assembly. At the end of the high school exit driveway was unauthorized. Dickens said other children from different districts and counties were at the school.
Dickens said, “I’m asking parents across the metro area, I’m asking young people across the metro area. Please consider your safety, please make sure your parents know where you are. . . . “And young people who gather after midnight. Wanting and looking for places to go, we want you to stay safe and make informed, quality decisions about where you go.”
Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring said the shooting was “tragic” just days after the end of the school year.
“A crisis team will be on campus next Tuesday to help those who may need more support,” Herring said.
Atlanta police are continuing to investigate and are offering a $10,000 reward for information.