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Teen shot outside Clayton County barber shop, family says

Clayton County Police said a person was shot and killed and no arrests have been made.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a shopping center near College Park.

Authorities were called to the 5400 block of River Station Boulevard Saturday around 4 p.m. Their investigation spanned to West Fayetteville Road in the River Station Plaza, police said. The scene is about two miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Officers said one person was shot and killed. 11Alive has a crew at the scene of the shooting and saw several patrol vehicles in front of the barbershop in the plaza.

Lashawn Hood said the person who was shot and killed was her teenage cousin. She said he was known to loved ones as "China."

"He was a 17-year-old who went through school, homeschooled and went to college and got his master barber license, new owner of a business," she said. "Just a motivated child."

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Hood said he was standing outside of a barbershop when the gunfire went off.

"The gun violence in the city has just gotten to a point where innocent people's lives are being taken," she said.

Hood described the teen as a child who loved his parents and was very family-oriented. 

"He was a very good kid," she said.

Police continue to investigate the shooting and have offered limited details. No arrests have been made.

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