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15-year-old shot and killed in Douglasville, police say

Police said it happened early Friday morning at a rental property.

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — A 15-year-old was found shot and killed in Douglasville early Friday morning, police said.

The Douglasville Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers had been dispatched just before 12:30 a.m. to a person shot call on Deering Court. There, they discovered the 15-year-old dead "from an apparent gunshot wound."

Police are searching for three to four shooters, Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks said. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

A house party featuring drugs and alcohol was being advertised on social media, which was initially believed to be an Airbnb, Sparks said. However, police said this was just a private rental. Police have since made contact with the homeowner, who could now be facing charges as the investigation continues. Around 100 people are believed to have attended the party.

Police are asking anyone who attended the gathering or who might have information about it to call Detective Futch at 678-293-1633 or to email futcha@douglasvillega.gov.

"This is still an active investigation so no further information will be released at this time," Douglasville Police said.

Earlier this morning at approximately 12:24 AM, our officers were dispatched to a person shot at 7237 Deering Court....

Posted by Douglasville Police Department on Friday, December 31, 2021

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