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Cherokee County authorities released the name of the 14-year-old boy killed a house party early Sunday morning.
According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Marietta’s Landon Andrews was fatally shot after a chaotic fight broke out at a home on Victoria Road around 1 a.m.
They released a video recently in hopes of identifying people who may have witnessed a fight at a Kennesaw apartment complex on Saturday, who they believe may have sparked shots later that night. Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office said they are still speaking with witnesses, receiving leads and analyzing video of those images.
The sheriff’s office says there were about 100 teens at the party and there was no parental supervision.
“This was a house were there were no parents. It felt like a party while the parents were out of town, ”said Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
The 14-year-old, who died from his injuries, has been identified as Landon Andrews of Marietta.
Investigators believe that prior to the shooting in Cherokee County, there was an altercation that occurred at West 22 Apartments at 3615 Cherokee St. NW in Kennesaw.
Part of that altercation was captured on video. Investigators also believe that the people in the video ended up at the party in Cherokee County and that the shooting was related to that fight.
Kaden Evans, who lives a few houses from where it happened, told 11 Alive that she heard several bursts of gunfire and then saw people everywhere.
“People were losing their car keys trying to run to their cars. People were running through the woods, the houses, our backyard, ”Evans explained.
A 19-year-old Mableton teenager was also shot in the hands and elbow during the party.