The Saturday shooting took place in Fayette County. The party, attended by over 200 guests, ended abruptly after security guards were told the DJ’s daughter was given a spiked drink. While partygoers left, a fight broke out and one man fired off a total of 15 shots.
Four people were shot and remain in critical condition. Wali Clanton died from his injuries after he was shot in the chest. A freshman at Kentucky State University, the teen was playing football at the school and living out what his family called his dream.
“He was just an outstanding kid,” Clanton’s father said. “He was always just on a high level, just very outspoken, just a very good kid.”
“I still don’t believe he’s gone because they won’t let me see him,” his grandmother said. “I just want to see him, touch him.”
“I was just told that I couldn’t see my baby until his body got shipped to Florida,” Clanton’s mother added.
Known as a positive and friendly teen, his friends filled Twitter with sweet stories about Clanton with the hashtag, #RIPWali.
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— Quoran Houston (@DonQuoran) June 14, 2015
The shooter remains at large. Police are actively looking for the suspect and have a few strong leads.
SOURCE: WSBTV | VIDEO CREDIT: NDN
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