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One Dead and Two Injured after Georgia Graduation Ceremony

Graduations should be a time to celebrate, but that wasn’t the case for this ceremony in Georgia.

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One person was killed and two wounded in a shooting on Friday night when an argument led to a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Clayton County, Ga., police said.

Shots were fired in the parking lot of Mount Zion High School off Mount Zion Road, just south of Atlanta.

The incident occurred as people were heading to their cars after a graduation for the Perry Learning Center, Clayton County Schools Safety Chief Thomas Trawick said. The ceremony was held across the street from Mount Zion High School at the school’s performing arts center.

Clayton County Fire Department confirms that there were three victims who were transported to area hospitals. Two of the victims suffered from gunshot wounds.

One of the victims was a 21-year-old that was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the leg, while another woman was taken to Piedmont Henry Hospital. According to officials, the woman, who was pregnant, was not shot but was hurt when she was pushed.

The third victim, a woman in her 40s, was taken to Southern Regional, but was later pronounced dead after being shot three times in the chest, officials said.

A video from the scene was uploaded to Twitter on Friday night.

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Arianna is College Media Network's Weekend Editor and a student at Penn State University. She has written for various websites, including Thought Catalog and The Odyssey Online. Arianna also runs her own blog called Yoga With Mimosas in which she combines her passion for fitness and writing in hopes of inspiring and empowering others through her work.

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