Boy, 15, dies after being shot in face in Cobb neighborhood, police say

2 metro Atlanta teens killed during holiday weekend

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in a Cobb County neighborhood Sunday morning, one of two metro Atlanta teenagers killed since school ended last week.

Cobb police responded at around 11:35 a.m. to a trouble unknown call at Quiet Creek Court, a residential area located north of the East-West Connector near Hurt Road Park. When officers arrived, the teenager, who was not publicly identified, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.

The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injury.

“We are saddened whenever tragedy affects our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones,” a Cobb school district spokesperson wrote in a statement Tuesday. It’s unclear which school the teenager attended.

Details in the case are limited, and no motive was provided by authorities.

On the same day, 16-year-old Bre’Asia Powell, 16, a star athlete and student at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, was fatally shot at a large gathering outside her school.

“Her mother, who is my dear friend, an amazing woman, is absolutely devastated,” family spokesperson Davida Huntley said. “Her mother wants the world to know her daughter’s name. Her words over and over have been, ‘They took my superstar from me.’”

About 24 hours later, another 16-year-old girl was shot in a Carroll County gated community.

The sheriff’s office responded late Monday evening to the shooting at Fairfield Plantation, where they found the teenager and a 20-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The girl was taken to an Atlanta hospital, while the man refused treatment. Deputies said the victims were hanging out with a group of teens when two people allegedly opened fire. At least four suspects are in custody and facing aggravated assault charges, including 17-year-old Christopher Ryan Williams Jr, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with more information on the Cobb case is asked to contact police at 770-499-4111.

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