Rockdale police search for answers after barrage of gunfire

by: Carl Willis Updated:

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - Rockdale County deputies found a pile of shell casings and bullet holes scattered through a local neighborhood.

Now, they are trying to find out the details behind the mysterious shooting that happened last Wednesday in the Honey Creek Subdivision.

Stray bullets hit a house, and a car and deputies believe someone may have been running for their life when a shooter fired 16 times.

"It was just, like, consecutive," said Cathy Lee, who heard the shots around 1:30 a.m. "It wasn't any pause in between it."

Deputies rushed to Clubland Circle in Conyers, but couldn't find anyone involved.

Later Tuesday morning, they returned and found 16 shell casings, but can only account for 10 bullets.

Four of the shots riddled Donald Spivey's house and two more hit his son's car.

"Anything more than one (shot) is too much when it's not heading in the right direction," said Spivey.

It’s not known what led to the shooting, but deputies said several neighbors reported someone ringing their doorbells shortly before the shooting. 

Investigators think that someone was being chased and dodging bullets.

"You hate to think that kind of thing is going on in our neighborhood," said Lee. 

There was no blood found anywhere, and investigators have not identified a victim or a suspect.

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is offering a cash reward for tips that lead to an arrest.


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