SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Police arrested a 19-year-old man in the shooting death of a teen-ager outside a high school where hundreds of students were leaving a dance honoring the girls' basketball team.
Two other youths were wounded in the attack late Friday outside Beach High School.
Authorities said early Saturday that Darrell Ingram, 19, was arrested and charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
Ingram is not a student at the high school, and neither is the victim who died, police said. Beach High School officials said all three victims were students in the district, although it was unclear what schools they attended.
The two injured youths, whose ages and identities were not released, suffered gunshot wounds to the head and body, police spokesman Bucky Burnsed said. One was in critical condition and the other was treated at a hospital and released.
The shootings happened near the school, where a dance was held to celebrate the Lady Bulldogs' state championship victory March 3. About 300 students were leaving the gymnasium about 11 p.m. when gunfire erupted, police said.
''Nobody knows at this point how it got started,'' said Robert Gilbert, associate superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. ''It did not happen on the campus ... it happened across the street, not on school property.''
''It's a sad situation,'' Daisy Richards, a grandmother of two Beach High School seniors, said as she and other parents stood outside the school after the shooting.
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