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Police investigating house being shot at in southeast Athens-Clarke County

By Joe Johnson

Athens-Clarke County police said they were investigating a bullet being fired into an occupied home Friday night in a neighborhood in the southeast section of the county.

A 73-year-old resident said she was in her home on Twin Creek Court at about 8:30 p.m. when she heard a “pop sound,” but thought nothing about it, according to a police incident report.

However, about four hours later she noticed there was a hole in the wall above her bed, and another hole in the wall across the room, according to the report, at which time another resident checked the exterior of the house and located a bullet hole in the vinyl siding that corresponded to the hole inside.

The report indicated that an officer located a bullet that was down between the bedroom’s drywall and the outer wall, making it impossible to retrieve the projectile without causing significant damage.

Officers searched the area but did not locate a bullet cartridge casing.

The report noted that a camera at the Whit Davis Elementary School was pointing in the house’s direction and “may have caught something of value” to assist the ongoing investigation.

According to police, officers responded at 11 p.m. to another report of gunshots being heard in the area of Gran Ellen and Marion drives.

“Officers cleared that call as unfounded,” said ACCPD’s public information officer, Lt. Shaun Barnett.

Classic City News received reports that gunfire was heard at about the same in the area of South Lumpkin Street, but Barnett said that police received no such reports.

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