Kennesaw State student killed in triple shooting at Cobb apartment

An 18-year-old killed in a shooting at an apartment complex across from the Kennesaw State football stadium was a student at the university, officials said.

Oluwafemi Oyerinde, 18, of Lawrenceville, died in the shooting, which happened Sunday morning at the Stadium Village Apartments on Hidden Forest Court outside Marietta, police said Monday.

“It is with profound sadness that the University confirms the deceased victim, 18-year-old Oluwafemi Oyerinde, was an enrolled student at Kennesaw State University,” spokeswoman Tammy DeMel told in a statement Monday.

Khalil Bennett, 18, of Grayson, and Jarius Bonner, 18, were both injured in the incident, according to Cobb County police spokeswoman Officer Sydney Melton. Authorities have not released Bonner’s city of residence. Neither Bennett nor Bonner were KSU students, DeMel said.

Police were sent to the gated complex just before noon on a person shot call. While not part of the university's campus, the luxury apartments are marketed as a student living community.

Officers found Oyerinde lying on the ground near the 4000 building with a gunshot wound to the back, Melton said. Bennett and Bonner, both of whom had gunshot wounds, were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Their conditions were not known Monday.

The incident is believed to have started as a dispute between neighbors, Melton said.

In a statement, KSU police said there’s no indication of “an imminent threat to the Kennesaw State campus. Details are limited at this time but we will update as information becomes available.”

Cage Gary said he and his roommate, Nicholas Blanchard, heard the shooting outside their apartment Sunday night.

“I heard between eight to 10 shots, rapid fire,” Gary told Channel 2. His roommate heard a male voice screaming he was shot.

Earlier in the weekend, the two had reported to apartment management some loud noises in the unit next to theirs. It is unknown if the residents in that apartment were also involved in the shooting.

“We did hear some arguments going on next door,” Blanchard said. “It sounded like some fistfighting, actual banging noises on the walls around us. We actually made a call to the clubhouse here at Stadium Village.”