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4 Teenagers Arrested In Connection With Sweet 16 Party Shooting In Georgia That Left 2 Young Attendees Dead

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Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Mar. 15 2023, Published 4:41 p.m. ET

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Four teens have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Sweet 16 party in Georgia that left two children dead and multiple others injured, according to authorities.

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, the deadly incident occurred on March 4 when over 100 teenagers were at a party in Douglasville and someone opened fire.

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Two innocent bystanders, Ajanaye Hill, 14, and Samuel Moon, 15, were fatally shot and police said seven other teens were injured.

On March 14, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced three teenagers were taken into custody for the shooting. The suspects were identified as 17-year-olds Chance Terrell McDowell and Chase Terrence McDowell, and 18-year-old Timothy Coleman Jr.

On March 15, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced they arrested a fourth suspect, Kingston Cottom, 17.

All four of the teenagers each face two counts of malice murder, nine counts of aggravated assault, and seven counts of aggravated battery, officials said.

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Other charges are pending, including participation in gang activity, and the investigation is still active and ongoing, according to officials.

Chanell White, the mother of Hill, spoke with WSB-TV, saying, “I was expecting a call before the end of the week because I had been praying that they had some type of news or something for my daughter’s death. I was happy but I also was sad because it’s not going to bring her back.”

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