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Teen shot, killed inside room at downtown Atlanta hotel, police say

A 16-year-old girl is dead and a 16-year-old boy is in custody after a deadly shooting Saturday morning at a downtown Atlanta hotel.

Atlanta police said officers responded to a shooting call at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta off Peachtree Street around 12:30 a.m.

Officers found the teen who was shot and said she was not conscious or breathing. She was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified her as Kalecia Williams.

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The victim was inside a hotel room at the time of the shooting with another teen, according to the preliminary investigation.

He has been arrested and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, reckless conduct and possession of a pistol for person under the age of 18.

Because of their ages, police have not identified the victim or the 16-year-old charged in her death.

Channel 2′s Michael Seiden reached out to the Hyatt management group and received the following statement.

“The safety and security of our guests and colleagues is always a top priority. We are saddened by the isolated situation that occurred at Hyatt Regency Atlanta early this morning, and our thoughts go out to those who have been affected. The hotel is fully cooperating with local authorities with their investigation, and further questions may be directed to the Atlanta Police Department,” the statement said.

“Guests must be 18 years old or older and the hotel has and will continue to follow that policy.



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