JONESBORO, GA. (WXIA) -- Clayton County Police released many new details Tuesday about what they believe led to a home invasion that left two children dead.
Daveon Coates, 15, and his sister, 11-year-old Tatiyana Coates, were gunned down early Saturday.
Police said no parents were home when the shooting occurred, and that a young child called 911 to report the invasion.
In a Tuesday afternoon news conference, Clayton County Police Chief Michael Register said that it appears the shooting were gang-related.
Register said that it appeared that the mother of Daveon and Tatityana allowed a family of five from Chattanooga, Tenn., to move into the home on Libby Lane.
A 15-year-old in that family had gotten involved in gangs in the metro Atlanta area.
The shootings at the home early Saturday were related to the 15-year-old's gang activity, and that the two children who were killed were not the intended targets.
Register said that the 15-year-old allegedly involved in gang activity had fled to Chattanooga. Register said that teen had been located and taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon.
Police believe the 15-year-old has valuable information about who the shooters might be.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 911.
Hundreds gathered at Coolidge Park, protesting the violence that happened in Charlottesville Thursday night.
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