Teen dead, 2 others shot during ‘gathering’ at Ga. restaurant

WSB Channel 2 Atlanta
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LAGRANGE, Ga. — A teenager is dead and two others are recovering after all three were shot at a LaGrange restaurant Friday night.

Police say they were called to Mason’s World on Hogansville Rd. and the LaGrange Car Wash on Vernon St. just before 10:30 p.m.

At the car wash, officers found two 16-year-olds who had been shot at the Hogansville Rd. restaurant.

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One of the boys had been shot in the leg. The other, Laquan Dewberry, had been shot in the upper torso. Both were taken to WellStar West Georgia for treatment.

Shortly after getting to the hospital, Dewberry died from his injuries. The other teen was treated and released.

At the restaurant, officers found a 17-year-old girl who had also been shot. Her injuries were not life threatening. She was taken to the WellStar West Georgia where she was treated and released.

Investigators say the shooting happened after a “teen gathering” at the restaurant.

As the event was ending, two groups of teens began fighting, which led to gunfire ringing out.

Police say their investigation is still underway.

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Thad Staples

Say the truth and it will set us free, a small segment of this society committing most of violent crime. The mass killings are a drop in the bucket compared to Chicago on the weekends, or anyplace where gangs exist. Let's ban gangs let make it a 10 year prison term for anyone illegally using or possessing a firearm. No matter the age or offenses. let's bring back the chain gang. let's be vigilant and careful in our schools defense posture.


All this talk about certain groups and certain people needs to stop . You people ( see what I did there ) sound ignorant . Start individualizing and stop stereotyping . The color or race isn't the problem , it's the INDIVIDUAL that's the problem ( not all parents can be blamed tbh ) . Wonder if the same mindset ya'll have is applied when those 'other people 'do the same ? 🤷‍♀️

James Turner

no guessing needed...u know wat it is n who it is....when it comes to this type of ignorance


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