Atlanta girl killed, boy injured in shooting after graduation party
A teenage girl lost her life and a teenage boy was injured in a shooting outside an Atlanta high school, following a confrontation that originated at an unauthorised graduation party. Sixteen-year-old Bre’Asia Powell was shot around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the exit driveway of Benjamin E. Mays High School, as per reports by the Atlanta News First. The other victim, who was not identified, was listed in stable condition after sustaining a gunshot wound. Youngsters from all over Atlanta had gathered in the school’s parking lot for the unauthorised party, as reported by Fox 5 Atlanta. Authorities are still investigating who specifically opened fire and what led to the shooting, and have offered a reward of $10,000 for information that could lead to an arrest.
Powell’s family is distraught over the sudden tragic loss of their beloved daughter, who loved volleyball and was a rising junior. “She was her mother’s first-born daughter, her mother’s princess of the castle. She was a scholar,” described her family friend, Davida Huntley to Atlanta News First. Her family and friends are in complete shock that being at the party led to Powell’s death. “Bre’Asia did absolutely nothing. Nothing to cause this. Being at that party was not a conduit to her death,” added Huntley, in a statement to the press.
The Atlanta community is mourning the loss of Bre’Asia Powell, and Mayor Andre Dickens has offered his condolences to the family. “This young lady was full of life and was actually expected to be working for the city of Atlanta starting Tuesday in our summer youth employment program,” said Dickens, who attended Mays High School himself. He expressed his sorrow for both families involved in the shooting, as the boy who was injured in the incident recovers from his gunshot wound.
What happened at Benjamin E. Mays High School?
A shooting occurred outside the high school, where a teenage girl was killed and a teenage boy was injured.
What led to the shooting?
The shooting originated from a confrontation that took place at an unauthorised graduation party being held in the school’s parking lot.
Who was the victim who lost her life?
The victim who lost her life was sixteen-year-old Bre’Asia Powell.
Have there been any arrests made in connection to the shooting?
No, authorities are still investigating the incident and have offered a reward of $10,000 for information that could lead to an arrest.
What has the community’s response been to the incident?
The Atlanta community is mourning the loss of Bre’Asia Powell, and Mayor Andre Dickens has offered his condolences to the family. Public schools chief Lisa Herring has also expressed her condolences for those affected by the shooting and emphasized that mental health resources are available to students.
Shooting at Graduation Party Leaves Atlanta Girl Dead and Boy Injured.
Tragedy struck at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta on Sunday when a 16-year old girl was killed and another 16-year-old boy was injured in a shooting after an unauthorized graduation party. According to Atlanta News First, the young girl killed was Bre’Asia Powell, who was shot at 2:30 a.m. at the exit driveway of the school after an altercation that began at the party. Although the boy’s identity hasn’t been revealed, he’s currently listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound. Fox 5 Atlanta reported that the party was held in the school’s parking lot, with youngsters from all over the city in attendance. Bre’Asia’s friend, Davida Huntley, told Atlanta News First that the teenage girl was a “scholar” who was always very careful about the people she associated with. “Bre’Asia did absolutely nothing. Nothing to cause this. Being at that party was not a conduit to her death,” said Huntley. “Guns were in the hands of individuals that didn’t need to have them, that wanted to treat them like super soakers.” No one knows who opened fire or what led to the shooting, and it remains unclear how many people attended the party. Extra mental health resources are available for students impacted by the tragic event, according to the city school system. Meanwhile, a $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.