Though the shooting deaths were not related, West was the second 15-year-old killed in as many days in Union City.
Sunday night, Amira Isis Cameron was shot to death at the Oakley Shoals Apartment Complex, according to police. Cameron was a sophomore at Langston Hughes High School.
The girl’s father, Horace Cameron, said witnesses told him a group of men in a rust-colored Chevrolet Malibu fired at someone else and struck his daughter instead.
“All I know,” Horace Cameron said, “is that my son called me and said, ‘Daddy, Amira just got shot in the head.’”
No arrests had been made Tuesday in the case, which police have called a homicide.
Visitation for Cameron will be held all day Friday at Gus Thornhill’s Funeral Home in East Point. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta.