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Shooting are happening much too often these days, and the victims are getting younger and more innocent. On Tuesday, four students were injured in a shooting at a block party outside the Atlanta University Center library. Police say the victims were female students between the ages of 17 and 19.

The victims were taken to the hospital with injuries ranging from graze wounds to gunshot wounds. According to reports, they were hit when someone opened fire into a crowd of about 200 people in front of the Robert W. Woodruff Library on James P. Brawley Drive.

Atlanta police public affairs director Carlos Campos said in a statement:

“Initial investigation seems to indicate an argument broke out between two parties prior to the shooting. It appears the women were not the intended targets of the shooting.”

Two of the injured students are from Spelman College and two are from Clark Atlanta University. Police say that one of the wounded students is Spelman freshman Elyse Spencer of the Rochester, New York. She was shot in the chest and another woman was shot in the leg.

Fortunately, all the victims are stable. But the students on campus are pretty shook about the shocking incident. Some weren’t even able to make it home because their dorms were inside the crime scene.

Authorities are hoping that the cameras outside of the library captured some of the shooting. Prayers up for the victims and students in the AUC.


Be Safe, Y’all: Four Students From Spelman & Clark Atlanta University Shot At On-Campus Block Party  was originally published on