1 killed, 7 wounded in shooting near Fort Valley State

Crime & Safety

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a shooting at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University killed one person and wounded seven others.

Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks says 27-year-old Tyler French of Byron died Saturday around 3 a.m. The GBI says French was not a student at Fort Valley State. Rooks says several other victims were taken to hospitals.

The university says some of the people injured were students. The university canceled its homecoming parade, which had been set for Saturday morning.

The school also says it’s increasing security for its homecoming football game Saturday with Clark Atlanta University.

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