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One dead, one injured in Friday night shooting near Georgia high school

Posted at 8:04 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 17:57:44-04

Police say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people leaving a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

A Clayton County Police statement said "one person is now confirmed deceased" after the shooting, which followed 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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The county schools' safety chief, Thomas Trawick, says people going to their cars got into an argument that led to the shooting. He said he couldn't provide details about the injuries and had no information about any suspects.

"The last thing you want to do is have a situation at a graduation that results in anyone being injured, and definitely not being shot," he said.

It happened on the campus of Mount Zion High School, which provided overflow parking for people attending the ceremony at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro. That's about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Atlanta.

A heavy police presence remained at the scene late Friday night.

This shooting occurred on the same day of a shooting at a high school in Sante Fe, Texas where 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill ten people and wound ten others.