One dead, four others shot at north Fayette pool party

One dead, four others shot at north Fayette pool party

An outdoor pool party turned violent on Saturday night as five people were shot, with one ultimately dying at Piedmont Fayette Hospital after being shot in the chest.

According to Sherriff Barry Babb, the party occurred around the 600 block of Highway 279, and had been advertised on social media. Deputies responded to a person shot call around midnight Saturday.

Wali Clanton, 19, of Stockbridge was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. Clanton died in the hospital.

The other four shooting victims sustained non-life threatening injuries and also were transported to local hospitals, according to Babb.

Sheriff’s Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation at 770-716-4715.