4 shot on college campus in Atlanta
Will Williams wrote:
during back-to-school block party
By MORGAN WINSOR Aug 21, 2019
At least four people were wounded Tuesday night when a shooting broke out at a back-to-school block party on a college campus in Atlanta, police said.
An unidentified shooter opened fire into a crowd of about 200 people at the block party in front of the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Clark Atlanta University, a historically black private university located in Georgia's capital. An initial investigation seems to indicate that the gunshots erupted around 10:30 p.m. local time after an argument between two groups at the party, according to a statement from the Atlanta Police Department.
Campus police rendered aid to three women at the scene who had been shot. They were then transported to a local hospital for treatment, police said.
A fourth woman who had been shot later showed up at the hospital to receive treatment. All four victims were listed in stable condition, according to police.
Two of the women, ages 18 and 19, are said to be students at Clark Atlanta University while the other two, ages 17 and 18, are reportedly enrolled at Spelman College, a black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta. Both schools are part of the Atlanta University Center, the world's largest and oldest academic consortium of black colleges and universities.
Investigators do not believe the women were the intended targets of the shooting, police said.
No arrests have been made as of Wednesday morning.
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Police have identified a possible suspect in the shooting, but have made no arrests. Atlanta University Center leaders have increased security at the schools and the library, and are talking with students about safety and security issues. Administrators at both schools have released several statements since the shootings, but have not granted interviews.
Kia sheds a tear for the cameras
Aug 23, 2019 : 19-year old Clark Atlanta University student, Kia Thomas (right) gets a hug from her mother Michelle Thomas (left) after she spoke to the media at Cleopas R. Johnson Park Friday morning, August 23, 2019 about the shooting on campus where a bullet grazed her.
Hours before the start of a new school year, four students were injured in a shooting at a block party Tuesday night outside the Atlanta University Center library.
Two Spelman College students and two Clark Atlanta University students, all of whom are women, were taken to a hospital with injuries ranging from graze wounds to gunshot wounds, according to Atlanta police. They were hit around 10:30 p.m., when someone opened fire into a crowd of about 200 people in front of the Robert W. Woodruff Library on James P. Brawley Drive.
Before Thomas’ 9 a.m. news conference began she was clearly nervous. After the bells in the church behind her rang, signaling it was time, she opened with a wavering voice, describing her life before she earned the label “shooting victim.”A mass communications major and Spanish minor, and a standout volleyball player, Thomas said she went to the gathering outside the library to socialize.
People were singing when the gunfire erupted.She paused and apologized, pursing her lips and exhaling. A tear rolled down her cheek.“We cannot let one unfortunate event tarnish our college experience,”
Thomas said. “We have to make the choice not to live in fear.”When asked if the experience would change her behavior, Thomas said she would focus on whatever her coaches and professors require. Right now, she said, she wants to return to “normalcy.
”So will Thomas attend the block party if it is held again next year?“Maybe,” she said.