Police: Woman shot in face


ATLANTA - An attack at a southeast Atlanta home sent a grandmother to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the face.

Relatives told Channel 2's Carl Willis that Annie Weems, 63, was in the home at Clifton Road and Raeburn Circle when someone shot into the home.

"My heart is out for her. She's an innocent bystander," Weems' son-in-law, Titus Hester, said. "She was just relaxing in her room, reading and doing her puzzles like she does everyday."

Hester said the shooter approached the home around 5 a.m. Wednesday and fired into a window.

"Apparently, he just went through and whoever was there no matter if it was me, my wife, my daughter, whoever it was, he shot through three times," Hester said.

Hester doesn't believe this was a random attack. He said his entire family was recently threatened by his daughter's ex-boyfriend.

"My daughter was in a relationship with this particular individual, the relationship went south and at that point he made threats against the entire family," Hester said.

While police work to find out if there is a link between the threat and the attack, the victim's family is on edge.

"I'm doing things to protect my family," Hester said. "I'm confident the law will handle what they need to handle but inside this home, I'm doing what I need to protect my family."

Weems was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. She is expected to recover.

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