15-year-old killed in shooting at Douglas County rental home, police say – WSB-TV Channel 2

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — Douglasville police are investigating a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy Friday morning.

The shooting happened around 12:24 a.m. on Deering Court. Police responded to the home and found a large group gathering and the teenager with a gunshot wound.

The 15-year-old died at the scene. His identity has not been revealed.

Police say there was a confrontation with a group of teenagers who weren’t invited to a party on the property and a shootout broke out. The gunshots sent dozens of frightened teenagers screaming and running for their lives in the neighborhood.

“I mean, they just started shooting like it was OK Corral. I mean, it’s just crazy,” Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks said.


A neighbor shared surveillance video with Channel 2’s Tom Jones which showed the teenagers trying to escape.

Neighbors said some of the frightened teenagers even knocked on their doors in an attempt to escape.

“It was chaos. It was awful,” said a neighbor.

A neighbor who did not want to be identified said she spoke to the victim’s 15-year-old mother.

“She just broke down,” said the neighbor. “She said, ‘I never let my son go anywhere. He’s such a great young man. And he asked to go to this party, and we allowed him to go once.’ »

Another woman said the slain teenager was her daughter’s boyfriend and attended Douglas County High School.

The police are always looking for three or four shooters, or even more.

Police said the owner could also face charges.

Neighbors in the Ashley Falls community told Jones they had seen too many house parties.

“It has been going on for eight or nine months. We have done everything. Anything we can as HOAs to stop this,” homeowners association secretary Kay Hammonds told Jones.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Douglasville Detectives at 678-293-1633 or email [email protected]. Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the shooters’ arrest.


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