Those shot were believed to be students from Therrell High
School in southwest Atlanta, the Atlanta Public Schools system
said. None of their injuries was life-threatening. The shooting
occurred near the school, Atlanta Police Department spokesman
John Chafee said in an emailed statement.
Marcellus Brooks, 17, was arrested and charged with five counts
of aggravated assault, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
newspaper reported, quoting Chafee. A motive had not been
The high school was briefly locked down, although the shooting
did not take place on its grounds, the Atlanta school system
All of the injured were in stable condition when they were
transported to a hospital, Chafee said.
(Additional reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Writing by David
Adams; Editing by Chris Reese and Ken Wills, Larry King)
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