Heavy hearts at KSU after student shot and killed in Georgia

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – There are heavy hearts at Kentucky State University in Frankfort after police say a student was gunned down over the weekend at a pool party in Georgia.

No arrests yet in the death of Wali Clanton.

Deputies say there were at least 200 people at a graduation pool party in Fayetteville, Georgia. According to our sister station in Atlanta, witnesses say when the party was broken up, dozens of teens poured into the streets.

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While everyone was leaving, we’re told a fight broke out and that’s when someone pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Investigators believe the gunman fired 15 shots killing Clanton and hurting four others.

“It was a shock because it was only his freshmen year and I knew that he was going to do great things for campus, do great things in the work force, in the work world,” said Michael Holmes, who lived down the hall from Clanton. “Just the person that he is, was very ambitious.”

KSU says Clanton had just finished his freshmen year. He was a potential nursing student and very active throughout campus. He was a walk-on for the football team.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.