Lamar Coleman, Chase Terrance McDowell, and Chance Terrell McDowell have been identified as the suspects connection to a mass shooting that killed two teens attending a birthday party in Douglasville earlier this month.
At a press conference Wednesday morning Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds revealed that incident was gang related and that the two victims AJ’anaye “AJ” Hill, and Samuel Moon were not the intended targets.
Lamar Coleman, Chase Terrance McDowell, and Chance Terrell McDowell have been charged on suspicion of two counts of mass murder, nine counts of aggravated assault, seven counts of aggravated battery.
Tim Pounds said other charges are pending, including participating in gang activity. He said more arrests will be made.
He identified Coleman and the McDowells as the shooters, noting the McDowells are 17-year-old high-school students.
AJ’anaye “AJ” Hill, 14, and Samuel Moon, 15, were previously identified as the teens who died in the shooting.
Seven more teenagers were shot and taken to a hospital either by car or an ambulance, Douglas County Sheriff’s Capt. Jon Mauney previously said.
Pounds said Wednesday all of the teenagers who were hurt and killed were innocent bystanders.
Moon was a 10th grader at Lithia Springs High School, and Hill was a ninth grader at Douglas County High.
A $40,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.