The GBI said seven people were shot at a nightclub in Ashburn.
Photo: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Photo: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation

GBI: Teen arrested in connection with Ashburn nightclub shooting that killed 1

A 17-year-old has been arrested for the shooting of seven people at an Ashburn nightclub early Saturday morning, the GBI said.

Jontavious Coley, of Cordele, has been charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in connection to the shooting at Studio 2.0 that killed a 21-year-old woman and injured six others, the GBI confirmed to AJC.com.

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Coley was identified as one of the shooters that fired multiple shots at people fleeing the club, the GBI said in a news release.

GBI Special Agent in Charge J.T. Ricketson told AJC.com there were multiple shooters involved in this incident due to the different caliber shell casings collection from the crime scene. 

“We have (met) with law enforcement from Crisp County because many leads go back there for the G Shine Boys (active criminal gang in Cordele),” Ricketson told AJC.com in an email.

Two people were flown to a hospital in Macon and the others were taken to Tift Regional Hospital in Tifton. It is unknown which hospital the young woman who died was taken to. 

The GBI’s investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the GBI at 478-987-4545 or 1-800-597-8477. 

In other news:

Sandy Springs police said someone killed Kay Thomasson, 71, last Wednesday in her home a few miles away from where the car was found in Chamblee.

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