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Gunfire at Party Leaves One Dead and Another Injured

Police say an argument began when unwanted guests showed up to a party in Marietta Tuesday night.

Christopher Wilson, 19, of Marietta died at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta after a shooting at a party. Credit: Marietta Police Department
Christopher Wilson, 19, of Marietta died at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta after a shooting at a party. Credit: Marietta Police Department
A party at a Marietta apartment complex was crashed Tuesday night when gunfire broke out, killing one party-goer and injuring another.

WSB TV reported that a group of at least 60 people attended a party at The Dwells @750 Apartments located at 750 Franklin Road.

Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin said four or five unwanted guests arrived at the party, starting a fight with some of the party goers. One of the party-crashers pulled out a gun and started shooting into the crowd. 

Three men were taken to the hospital by someone at the party.

Police said Christopher Wilson, 19, of Marietta died at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Chauncey Martin, 19, and Malik Philips, 18, are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

While police detained several people for questioning, authorities have no description of the shooters.

The Marietta Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Christopher Lindsey at 770-794-5369 or the Marietta Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 770-794-6990.
Donna May 29, 2014 at 09:55 AM
I'm sorry, but nowhere in this article does it say that young black males were the shooters. It clearly says "no description" of the shooters. While it may be turn out to be true, I'd suggest keeping such racist-sounding remarks to yourself until it's known for sure. You know what they say about ASSuming, though we all know your true feelings now anyway. Will we ever live in a world where such intolerance and lack of empathy does not exist? smh
SUNKEN SUB May 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM
* UP SCOPE ============================================ Where have all the young men gone ? --- Now we know. ============================================ "Just DAM" --- Royal Marshall -- A black Man ============================================ Down Scope
Lone Stranger May 29, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Ok then they were young martian males from mars. Does that make you happy Donna?
Larry V May 29, 2014 at 09:05 PM
What a different world we live in today. I'm a baby boomer and the worst thing that would happen is a fist fight or in very rare occasions, someone might pull a knife. Never a gun. Not even in rough sections near Grant Park and Stewart Lakewood areas where I grew up. Today's "tough guys" are coward punks who need a gun to respond to these type situations. All I can think is a total lack of any parental involvement. How many have no idea who their father is?

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