Teen killed after gunfire breaks out near a pool party
theGRIO REPORT - Gunfire erupted at a packed Georgia pool party, leaving one dead and four injured Saturday night. According to police, Wali Clanton, 19...
Gunfire erupted at a packed Georgia pool party, leaving one dead and four injured Saturday night.
According to police, Wali Clanton, 19, and other partygoers were on the street near the house where the pool party was being held after the owner of the home asked everyone to leave when a father claimed that his daughter’s drink had been spiked.
While everyone was standing around outside, fights broke out, and the shooting started.
Clanton was hit in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital, while four other people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Watch a full report on the tragedy below:
Clanton’s family took to the news Sunday to plead publicly for the shooter to come forward. “I hope you get caught and everything that’s supposed to happen to you happens to you, man,” one relative told the TV station as he spoke directly to the shooter. “You took somebody good.”
Nani Buchanan, a friend who attended school with Clanton, described him as someone who “always did things the right way.”
“He was kind, he was a pure person, and made everybody laugh,” Buchanan said. “He wasn’t mean to anybody. Nobody disliked him ever.”
As of Sunday night, no suspects have yet been arrested in connection with the shooting, though the police are still investigating the incident.