Cederrius Hastings was only trying to enjoy himself at a local Butts County graduation party that was being thrown for his friend. As the party was ending people was leaving, but another group of kids drove by shooting, hitting Hastings and two other teenagers.
Hastings was a 16 year old honor roll student that attended Griffin High School. He had plans to play college football and become a chef.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that about 150 students were outside when the shootings occurred on Levi Barnes Road. Two other students, a male and a female, were shot as well, but are expected to survive their injuries.