High schooler recovering after being shot leaving house party

ATLANTA — A high school student shot in the arm while leaving a house party in Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood is out of the hospital and recovering at home.

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Attorney Kristen Novay of Garland, Samuel & Loeb confirmed to Channel 2 that she now represents one of the injured teens and his family. The victim and his family are asking for privacy. Novay described the sophomore as a talented student-athlete beloved by his friends and family.

“He’s a sophomore in high school,” she said. “He is a bright young man who comes from a wonderful family.”

“I think he’s traumatized,” she added. “He’s lucky to be alive.”

Novay said she doesn’t know the other teen injured in the shooting, but Atlanta police say the other high school student was also hit in the arm and is expected to survive.


The house party was at a home in the 1300 block of Middlesex Avenue on Saturday night when police said a fight broke out between two groups of people and someone started shooting.

Novoy says her client had just called his mother to pick him up when the bullets started flying.

“The problem was just wrong place, wrong time,” she said. “He’s just a kid at a party waiting outside for his mom to come pick him up.”

“I think it is really scary being there and the trauma of the violence is terrifying,” she added.

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Investigators with APD’s Aggravated Assault Unit responded to the shooting around 11:36 p.m. They now are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.