Four of the teens shot in the melee were taken to Atlanta-area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, Stevens said. Clanton, who was shot in the chest, was pronounced dead at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.
#RIPWali was trending on Twitter in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.
“Sad news in Bulldog nation,” tweeted @DHSDutch, the twitter account for his former school’s football team.
As of Sunday afternoon, authorities had not publicly identified any suspects, and weren’t sure if more than one shooter may be involved.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 770-716-4715.
“(Clanton) has never been a bad person,” Buchanan said. “He always did things the right way.”