Authorities ID 2 teens killed in shooting outside NW Atlanta house party

Two people were shot and killed early Friday when gunfire erupted in Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood, authorities said.



Two people were shot and killed early Friday when gunfire erupted in Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood, authorities said.

Two people were killed and two others were injured early Friday when gunfire erupted outside a house party in northwest Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood, authorities said.

They had just gotten out of a rideshare vehicle on Sunset Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when two gunmen opened fire, Atlanta police Lt. Pete Malecki told reporters outside the home.

Officers arrived at the scene and found two teenagers dead from multiple gunshot wounds, he said. They were identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 18-year-old Raezion Boyd and 19-year-old De’yshun Clark.

A 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were also shot, but they are expected to survive, according to police.

“We know at this point that all those victims were riding together in a rideshare vehicle,” Malecki said. “Immediately upon exiting the vehicle, those males were all met by gunfire.”

A woman cries on the sidewalk following an overnight shooting that left two people dead outside a house party in Vine City.


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The driver who took the men to the party drove away just before the gunfire erupted and was not injured, according to police.

The two suspects, who were carrying handguns, left the scene on foot, witnesses said. Police have not released descriptions of them.

Family members of one of the victims gathered outside the house overnight and consoled each other in the street as investigators spoke with partygoers and collected shell casings. They told Channel 2 Action News one of the teens killed was a recent high school graduate.

Investigators are still working to determine what led to the shooting.

“We know that address was an Airbnb and it was being used for a party, but we’re not sure at this point if it was an invitation or just an open party that they showed up to,” Malecki said.

A fifth person who arrived with the victims injured his hand while trying to escape the gunfire, according to police. That person was not shot.

Investigators could be seen pulling several bullets from the home. Police also recovered a rifle and a pistol from inside, but don’t believe those guns were used in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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Credit: Ryon Horne and Tyson Horne / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution