Random apartment shootings leave Roswell residents on edge

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:

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ROSWELL, Ga. —

Roswell police are investigating apparent random shootings that left at least two apartment units damaged and residents on edge.

The shootings happened at Arium North Point Apartments.

Resident Brian Sandavol-Lopez told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik he was sleeping at about 3 a.m. when police knocked on his door to ask if he saw anything.  That’s when he realized there was a bullet hole in his 16-year-old roommate’s bedroom window and a hole in the wall just inches from his head.

“Will you move?” Petchenik asked Sandavol-Lopez.  “No, it’s OK,” he said, adding that there wasn’t anything he could do to stop it.

Roswell police told Petchenik that investigators arrived to find several shell casings on the ground.

“We originally were called out there because of the gunfire shots people were hearing,” said Roswell police officer Lisa Holland.

Holland said detectives would be following up Wednesday to see if anyone saw anything suspicious.

“We don’t know if there was shooting at somebody specific or randomly shooting in the parking lot,” Holland said.

A resident in a downstairs apartment showed Petchenik where a bullet shattered a plate glass window in her sun room, sending shards of glass all over her couch and children’s toys.  A bullet was lodged in the wall closest to her bedroom, but nobody was hurt, the woman said.