Teenage girl dead, man injured after shooting at SW Atlanta home

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A 15-year-old girl was killed and a man was injured in a shooting at a southwest Atlanta home. The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. on Dec. 30 at a home on Washington Street, Channel 2 Action News reports.

A 15-year-old girl was killed and a man in his 20s was injured in a shooting at a southwest Atlanta home Monday morning, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at a home on Washington Street, the news station reported. The home is in the Peoplestown neighborhood.

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The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at a home on Washington Street.

Credit: Phil Skinner

The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at a home on Washington Street.

Credit: Phil Skinner

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The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at a home on Washington Street.

Credit: Phil Skinner

Credit: Phil Skinner

Investigators are not sure how many shots were fired during the incident, but the man was hit four times and the teenager was shot in the shoulder following some sort of confrontation, according to Channel 2. She died at the scene.

The man was located on nearby Haygood Avenue and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

“We do have several people detained at this time. We do have what appears to be one suspect detained at this time,” Atlanta police Capt. Jessica Bruce said. “Our preliminary investigation shows that the suspect and the victims (were) all familiar with each other.”

The teen’s great-grandfather, Wiley Culpepper, spoke to Channel 2 after the incident, struggling with every word.

“She was a wonderful person ... very friendly,” he said.

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Wiley Culpepper

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Wiley Culpepper

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Wiley Culpepper

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

No other information was available about the people who were detained and the suspect in custody.

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