Police investigating shooting outside GSU student housing building

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday outside a student housing building near Georgia State University’s campus.

Officers responded around 1 a.m. to shots fired in the 100 block of Courtland Street, where GSU students were having a party. Atlanta police and GSU officers cleared the party and established a crime scene.

According to the investigation, witnesses saw people in two vehicles shooting into the air as they left the area. Police said one of those rounds struck the window of a nearby apartment. No injuries were reported and the shooters have not been identified.

The university released a statement Wednesday afternoon about the off-campus incident, saying it was committed to the safety of its students, staff and faculty.

“GSU completed a full campus safety assessment last year that led to the implementation of several recommendations to enhance communication, lighting and other safety measures in our spaces,” the statement read. “Our president, administrative leaders and police chief have all been engaged in ongoing conversations with off-campus property managers to coordinate safety efforts.”

Authorities also said they arrested three people “unrelated to the shots fired call.” They were not publicly identified, and it’s unclear if they were students or partygoers. Those charges include possession of alcohol, driving under the influence, reckless conduct and unauthorized person in a parking lot, police said.

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