• Dozens of shots fired into Atlanta home, police say

    By: Audrey Washington

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    ATLANTA - Witnesses are describing the vehicle used in a drive-by shooting that left a Southwest Atlanta family fearing for their lives.

    Atlanta police are investigating after someone shot more than 30 times at a house in the 3000 block of Lynn Drive just before 3 a.m. Thursday.

    Herronald Alexander counted out the bullet holes, trying to figure out what type of gun might have been used in the shooting.

    "I don't know but it must've been a smaller caliber one because one of the bullets actually came through and landed on my bed," Alexander said. 

    Alexander said he was resting inside the home with his mother when he heard a faint crashing noise. He then realized his home was under fire.

    "After it started, I believe, I knew exactly what it was. It was gunfire, so I got on the ground and just started crawling towards the door,” Alexander said.

    Channel 2's Audrey Washington saw shell casings near the driveway and the front door of the house.

    According to police, four people who live at the house said someone fired shots at the house, hitting it twice.


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    Atlanta police collected evidence and spoke with witnesses. 

    One neighbor told police that two men inside a white BMW SUV drove up and down the street before stopping and shooting at the house. 

    No one was hurt. The gunmen took off.

    Bullets also pierced the front of the family's van and a car wheel.

    Alexander said he has a good job at a popular local restaurant and no enemies. He just wants to know who was behind the shooting that could have turned deadly.

    "Honestly, I have no idea, no clue to go on. I just don't know," Alexander said. "This never happens in this neighborhood."

    Investigators are asking anyone with information on this shooting to contact CrimeStoppers.

    Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.

    People do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

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