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UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Arrested in Shooting Near Ga. School

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say a 17-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded five near an Atlanta high school.

A judge denied bail for Marcellus Brooks during a court appearance on Wednesday. Brooks is being charged as an adult on five counts and will remain in custody.

Brooks' defense attorney, Roberta Longmire, said Brooks didn't have a gun and none was found in his vicinity. Atlanta Police and Fulton County prosecutors didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Longmire covered Brooks' face with papers during his court appearance at the Fulton County Jail. She said he was in 10th grade but did not say at what school.

Police say four of the victims of the shooting near Therrell High School on Tuesday afternoon were students.

A motive hadn't been established.

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say five people were shot near a high school in Atlanta. Officials say all five are believed to be students.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon says the five were shot near Therrell High School on Tuesday afternoon. He says their injuries don't appear to be life-threatening. Police have said the shooting didn't happen on school property.

Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green says the victims are believed to be students. It wasn't immediately clear if the shooter was also a student.

Police spokesman John Chafee says authorities are speaking with a possible suspect but an arrest hasn't been made.

Green says the school was locked down as a precaution, and all after-school activities were canceled.

Further details were not immediately available.


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