Bullets fired at mother, child near Henry County church

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Police told her it was a gun either a .22-caliber or a pellet gun. Theagene said police searched the car for the bullet and couldn't find it, but she showed Artz a rip in the driver's seat where she thinks it might be lodged.

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - A mother told Channel 2 Action News she was shaken after someone shot at her car as she left church with her son in the back seat.

The mother said her son could have been hurt or killed after the bullet came within inches of his head.

The shooting happened as the mother and child were leaving Henry County First Baptist Church on Jodeco Road in McDonough on Sunday.

Police are not sure if it was a .22 or a pellet gun that was shot. Officers told Channel 2's Darryn Moore they plan to canvass the area on Tuesday looking for witnesses.

"I'm too terrified right now to even think, it's too much right now," mother Yzes Theagene told Channel 2's Liz Artz about the incident.

Theagene said her son Nathan was strapped in his booster seat Sunday night as his parents left the church. His mother told Artz they had just left the church when they heard a loud noise.

"It was followed by the shattering of the window," Theagene said,

She thought it was a rock at first, so they pulled over and called 911.

Theagene said police searched the car for the bullet and couldn't find it, but she showed Artz a rip in the driver's seat where she thinks it might be lodged.

"It's just scary," Theagene said.

Theagene said she wants the public to be aware and police said this is no joke, if they track down the shooter, that person will face charges for making terroristic threats and aggravated assault.

For now Theagene said she is just thankful to be able to hug her little boy.

"It was a miracle," Theagene said.

Police told the owner to contact them as soon as possible is she finds the bullet in the car. They also told Artz pellet guns are very dangerous. They can cause serious injury or even death.



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