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2 Riverdale High School students killed inside home in murder-suicide

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Police in Clayton County said two Riverdale High School students found dead in a home on Montego Circle were shot to death.

Police said 15-year-old Christopher Andrews and 16-year-old Samyah Copeland were found with gunshot wounds.

According to detectives, the incident appears to be a murder-suicide. They believe Andrews shot and killed Copeland before shooting himself.

"I don't know how it got to that point," Copeland's father, Jermaine Carroll, told CBS46.  "But it did happen.  And I just, I'm kind of lost
for words at the moment.  I met him only one time."

Copeland's mother says the two were close friends.

"The little young fellow that took her life, took my daughter's life and his own life, that was her best friend," said Tuwanna Copeland. "He couldn't live without her, he didn't want no body else to live with her if he couldn't have her to himself."

The bodies of the juveniles have been transported to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy and at that point, police said they should know more about exactly what happened.

"He was a sweet, kind, loving grandson," Andrews' grandmother told a CBS46 reporter.  "He was a good kid, a good student."

When asked about the couple's relationship, Andrews' grandmother said "I never met her."

The motive for the incident is still undetermined and under investigation.

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