A student of Nigerian origin identified as Oluwafemi Oyerinde was killed at his apartment complex near Kennesaw State University, United States of America, US, over the weekend.
Cobb County police reported that the shooting may have been a result of an argument between neighbors over loud music coming from the apartment of the Nigerian student.
Police said 18-year-old Oluwafem was killed in the shooting, while two other 18-year-olds Khalil Bennett of Grayson and Jarius Bonner were taken to a local hospital.
Kennesaw State released this statement:
“Kennesaw State officials have just received a release from the Cobb County Police Department confirming the names of the victims from a shooting incident on Sunday morning at the Stadium Villages, an off-campus apartment complex. It is with profound sadness that the University confirms the deceased victim, 18-year-old Oluwafemi Oyerinde, was an enrolled student at Kennesaw State University. Neither of the other two shooting victims is a Kennesaw State University student,”
Police are still trying to confirm the exact motive that led to Oluwafemi Oyerinde’s shooting death. The family of the 18-year-old, who was known as “Femi,” described him as a person who always embraced his loved ones and friends whenever he saw them.
“Everybody loved him. He always put a smile on everybody’s faces,” his sister, Atonte Oyerinde said. “He was always the light of the room…. He always tried to do the right thing. And he always was looking out for everybody–me, my mom, my dad, his friends.”
The Oyerinde family is aching for answers as police search for suspects.
The teen, who was a 2019 graduate of Archer High School, had just started classes as a freshman at KSU. He moved into an apartment with his cousin close to the school.