By Sandra Rose  | 


A Spelman College student was killed and a Clark-Atlanta student wounded during a shooting early Thursday on the Clark-Atlanta campus.

Jasmine Lynn, a Spelman student in her 20s from Kansas City, Mo., was shot after gunfire broke out during a fight in the 200 block of James P. Brawley Drive, according to police. Lynn was walking with a group of friends back to the Spelman campus when they passed by the fight. "One of the friends actually heard the gunshots, actually saw the weapon and told her to get on the ground," said Lt. Keith Meadows of the Atlanta Police Department. "Before she was able to get on the ground she was struck in the chest by a stray round."

Bystanders rushed to help Lynn. "I walked up to the girl 'cause she was laying on the ground," said witness Danays Marquez. "She was drenched in blood and it looked like she was taking her last breath." A bullet also hit an 18-year-old Clark-Atlanta student in the wrist. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Two people were arrested at the scene, but police did not reveal the charges against them.

  • Daisy

    I thought she was 19 not in her 20s.

    Anyway very sad. I hate that most HBCUs are in the hood SMH

    Her parents did not send her to college to come home in a body bag. My prayers go out to them.

  • pinky2083

    So sad. I hope they throw the book at those idiots.

    What happened to actual fighting? I hate that people think it's okay to take another persons life because they are angry.

  • Bird

    Sadly, incidents like this are on the rise at black colleges. My brother was very gung ho about sending my brother to Hampton, but now that he is seeing the wrecklessness up close he's having regrets. It's a shame what's happening to America. It ain't just black folks.

  • Bird

    I meant to say:

    My brother was very gung ho about sending my NEPHEW to Hampton.


    I was so touched when I heard this story. Y does crazy ish always have to happen to innocent people. My prayers goes out to both victims family.

  • Charles

    Oh my gawddd I knew spelman was in the ghetto but people egtting shot going to class wtf!

  • Imalover

    I heard this tragic story on the news this morning while getting dressed for work. Sandra, it was also mentioned that bystanders detained the two men taken into custody until police arrived.

  • shay1

    Very sad story!

  • Daisy

    They were not going to class. I cant say enough Ignorance is bliss I guess.


    This is so sad. Can't even walk down the street w/out worrying about flying bullets.

  • Sandra Rose

    It was 12:30 a.m. Charles.

  • PAHairston

    Lord have mercy on all these young heathens who do not value other people's lives, who shows or knows no respect for others and who value material things more than life. I pray this in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen. And may God touch her family and friends in this time of sorrow. Peace.

  • Doc Jam

    This is very sad. RIP.

  • aqtpie

    This is devastating. RIP my prayers go out to her family and friends.

  • attorneymom

    Darn, Conservative Black Woman said she was in her daughter's class at Spellman. This is a damn shame. My prayers go out to her parents.