Spelman Student Killed by Stray Bullet

ATLANTA
Published: September 2, 2009

A student walking on a public street that runs through the Clark Atlanta University was killed by a stray bullet Sept. 3.

According to Seattle PI, Jasmine Lynn, 19, was shot in the chest just after midnight when five or six shots were fired during a nearby altercation between students and non-students. Lynn was a student at Spelman College.

Before being hit by the bullet, Lynn tried to go to the ground to avoid being shot. Jerome Jones, 18, who was with Lynn was also hit, but in the wrist. He was treated at the hospital and released.

School officials are not sure who was involved in the fight that led to Lynn’s death. Witnesses and one person of interest are being questioned. Additionally, the campus has a camera surveillance system that might provide video of the incident.

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According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, students are complaining that the Atlanta Police Department responded to the incident faster than Clark Atlanta campus police. College officials said they’re investigating the response time.

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