Dangerous block party as four female students are hit with gunfire near Clark Atlanta University

Mail Online | 8/21/2019 | Associated Press;Jerry Barmash For Dailymail.com
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Four college students have been wounded after a gunman opened fire into a crowd of 200 people at a block party near Clark Atlanta University.

Cellphone footage from the scene sees panicked students run for cover after the gunfire rang out around 10.30pm Tuesday at the intersection of James P. Brawley Drive southwest and Beckwith Street southwest. Four women were injured.

Gunshots - Argument - Parties - Investigators - Shooter

The gunshots were fired after an argument broke out between two parties, investigators said. The shooter disappeared in the crowds and remains at large.

'It appears there were two separate groups that were targeting each other, and these people were just caught in the crossfire,' Atlanta police Capt. William Ricker told reporters.

Police - Officers - Students - Grady - Memorial

Police said when officers arrived, they found the four female students, aged 17 through 19, wounded. They were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable conditions and none of their injuries were life-threatening.

The four students were shot outside a library that serves Clark Atlanta and other nearby historically black colleges.

Block - Party - Night - Day - Classes

The block party, held the night before the first day of classes, was celebrating the end of orientation for new students.

'Parents should send their kids away and think they're OK,' Clark Atlanta junior Brooklyn Scott told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Scott - Shooting - Need - Campus - Police

Scott said the shooting underscores the need for more campus police officers and security measures.

'Anyone can get on this campus,' sophomore Jasmine Phelps told the newspaper.

Wednesday - Security - Presence - Campus - Front

On Wednesday, there was a heavy security presence on campus and in front of the library. A couple of...
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