A 21-year-old woman was shot in the leg and the other was shot three times, Channel 2 Action News reported. The woman shot in the leg was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
The woman killed was in her 40s, according to Channel 2. She has not been identified.
Police said two parties were involved in a verbal argument and then began shooting at each other. The arrests were made after investigators interviewed several people late into the night, Davis said.
“Currently, we are still openly investigating this fluid incident and want to provide the most accurate information available,” Davis said in a news release.
A third woman, who is 36 weeks pregnant, was reportedly thrown to the ground in the chaos, the news station reported. She was not seriously injured.
“While our school district community is rightfully concerned about the incident, it is disappointing that it has overshadowed and diminished a positive memory for an exceptional group of graduating seniors,” Clayton County schools superintendent Morcease Beasley said in a statement. “Violence of any kind is not tolerated on a district campus nor at a district event.”
The district is preparing for another round of high school graduations next week at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, and Beasley said the events will have “a visible security presence.”
“We ask everyone who plans to attend any of the ten ceremonies, that they conduct themselves in accordance with the nature of the event, recognizing the positive accomplishments of Clayton County’s youth,” Beasley said.
No further details on the shooting were released.
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