A Nigerian schooling in US, identified as Oluwafemi Oyerinde, was reported to have been killed in his apartment complex near Kennesaw State University, over the weekend.
According to reports, Cobb County police stated that the shooting may have been as a result of an argument between neighbors who complained about loud music coming out from the apartment of the Nigerian student.
According to the Police, the 18-year-old Oluwafem was killed in the shooting, while two others identified as 18-year-old Khalil Bennett of Grayson and Jarius Bonner were later rushed 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 actual reason why Oluwafemi was shot to death.
The family members of the 18-year-old, described him as a person who usually 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 teen, who graduated from Archer High School in 2019, just started classes as a freshman at KSU.
He was said to have moved into an apartment with his cousin close to the school.