The family of an 18-year-old Nigerian student of the Kennesaw State University, who was shot dead on Sunday, believe it was because of an argument on Friday night, over loud music.
Oluwafemi Oyerinde and two other people were shot at Stadium Village Apartments on Sunday morning. The two others survived.
They were on their way out when the suspect opened fire on them. Cobb County police said that they believe they know who they’re looking for.
Femi was a freshman at the university. He was studying mechanical engineering and had dreams of joining the military.
Family said he moved into an apartment with his cousin close to the school. But on that Sunday, police said someone shot him and two others. Cobb County Police said the shooting happened at around 11:40 a.m. at the Stadium Village Apartments, in the 3000 block of Hidden Forest Court.
Femi died from his injuries, the other two survived.
Police are still trying to confirm the exact motive, but family said the shooter was angry that Femi and his friends were playing loud music.
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.
“He was a beautiful person and he was a hero,” family described. “He helped everybody that he knew. He was just – he was the person everybody wanted to be and everyone wanted to know. But we have to all be strong and just, just hold each other in this time.”