APD finds hundreds of shell casings, seize 16 guns after reports of shootings on New Year’s Eve

ATLANTA — Atlanta police said multiple gunmen are on the run after officers received reports of gunfire in the streets on New Year’s Eve. Officers also found hundreds of bullet casings in the area.

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Police responded to multiple reports of people shooting guns in the street near Rebel Forest Drive and Redford Drive around 10:40 p.m. Saturday.

Officers said they saw 15 to 20 people with guns in the area, but they all ran when they saw police.


Investigators searched the area and didn’t find any of the shooters, but they did find hundreds of spent shell casings on the ground.

Officers also saw narcotics and guns inside multiple cars at the scene. A handgun with a fully automatic switch was found under one of the cars.

Police had the cars towed from the scene and searched them. Investigators found 15 more guns, hundreds of rounds of bullets and more than 1.5 pounds of marijuana.

Three of the guns had been reported stolen.

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Investigators said the shooters may face charges when they are caught.