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Shooter Opens Fire Outside George High School Graduation Only Hours After Santa Fe Killings

Tom Porter

A shooter killed one woman and wounded another outside a high school graduation ceremony in Jonesboro, Georgia, Friday night, said police.

The shooting happened near Mount Zion High School at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center around 8:45 p.m. Friday, reported WSBTV.

Although the event was held on school grounds, the event was not for Mount Zion High School students, but was a a commencement for graduates of the Perry Learning Center, an alternative high school that prepares students for careers, reported Fox 5 Atlanta.

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(File picture) One woman was killed and another injured in a shooting outside a high school graduation in Jonesboro, Georgia Frida night Getty Images

After the ceremony an argument broke out in a parking lot outside the venue, police said.

The argument led to two women being shot, with one killed from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

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The other victim was shot in the leg and taken to hospital for treatment.

A third woman, who is pregnant, was pushed to the ground in the chaos after the shooting and taken to hospital, WFAA reported.

“Everyone was stumbling over each other," Latrallo Presley, a family member attending the graduation, told FOX5 Atlanta. “It was caps and gowns everywhere. People just running.”

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None of those shot were students at the school, and police are continuing to hunt for the shooter.

The incident came only hours after a gunman killed 10 people and wounded 10 more at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.

This article was first written by Newsweek

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