Fulton County officials identify 2 teens killed in Atlanta shooting

2 teens killed, 3 teens injured in SW Atlanta shooting
Police: Two teens killed, other people injured in southwest Atlanta shooting
Published: Dec. 17, 2022 at 5:55 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Fulton County Medical Examiners officials have released the identities of two teens who died in a shooting in Atlanta on Saturday.

Atlanta police officials confirmed two teenagers have died and other youths were injured in a southwest Atlanta shooting on Saturday afternoon.

According to officials, officers responded to 3000 Continental Colony Parkway SW around 5:06 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found a 14-year-old male identified as Malik Grover of Fayetteville and a 16-year-old male identified as Justin Powell of Atlanta.

“We had three people transported to a local hospital. One is a 15-year-old female. One is an 11-year-old male, and we have another 15-year-old male,” Atlanta police officials confirmed to Atlanta News First.

Police officials say “there was some type of dispute on social media that escalated to gunfire. One group of individuals came to the apartment with their guns and the other group fired their weapons. Right now we have individuals at headquarters being interviewed by homicide detectives to understand involvement.”

According to police officials, “it appears several victims were taken to the hospital by a private vehicle, prior to police arriving on the scene. We continue to gather information regarding the total number of victims. The Investigation continues.”

This follows another fatal shooting investigation in southwest Atlanta on Saturday. In November, two youths were killed and four others were injured in a shooting near Atlantic Station.

“I hate being here talking about kids and gun violence. Parents know where your kids are. Too many guns in the hands of the youth. This is the time we should be getting ready for the holidays,” police officials said.

This is an active investigation. Stay with Atlanta News First for updates as they come into the newsroom.