Gunfire in normally quiet neighborhood leaves homeowners stunned

Neighbors wake up to gunfire in northwest Atlanta

ATLANTA — Gunshots rang out in the middle of a beautiful northwest Atlanta neighborhood just after 11 p.m. Wednesday.

A neighbor sent Channel 2 Action News video that shows a car driving away just after the shots were fired.

"I walked outside and found a couple of bullet casings," Michael Botts said. He told Channel 2's Justin Wilfon the shooting happened in the street right under a "Child Playing" sign.

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Botts told us this neighborhood is one where kids often play and something like this never happens.


“It’s kind of startling to have it occur in our neighborhood because this is an established neighborhood,” Botts said. “It’s usually things like people stealing packages, and certainly gunshots is something that’s a little bit more frightening.”

Neighbors found the shell casings, but not the bullets.

Atlanta police were called to the neighborhood just south of Moores Mill, but so far, there's no sign of the shooter or any indication of why they opened fire.

“I don’t like it. Don’t want to see it again," Botts said.

Neighbors are just grateful this wasn’t worse. There’s no indication the bullets hit any of the homes, and no one was hurt.