ATLANTA — A shootout during a house party at a short-term rental house in southwest Atlanta has left one person injured and the homeowner with thousands of dollars in damages.
Video captured by the homeowner’s camera shows dozens of bullets fired on June 2 just after 1 a.m. in the morning. In the video, a group of people outside the home off McDaniel St. can be seen ducking for cover. Some can be seen returning fire to the unknown shooters who aren’t in the video frame.
Another angle shows more people inside the home scrambling for cover while at least three people in the home reach for weapons.
“When I first arrived, I just noticed the trail of blood leading into the house,” said the homeowner told Channel 2′s Matt Johnson over the phone. She asked not to be identified
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The homeowner says she didn’t learn about the shooting until the next day when she noticed the damage at her home. The latest estimate she received for repairs reached over $33,000. She says she has only received $3,000 in reimbursement.
“I was immediately moved to tears because it’s my home,” she said. “I put my love in it and I care about it.”
When she saw the videos, she says her thoughts were with her neighbors who were subjected to the violence.
“I automatically felt a little bit guilty that I put my neighbors through something like that,” she said. “There’s children that live across the street.”
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Atlanta police say at least one person was injured during the shooting. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting and no motive has been established.
Quadarius Dumas, 19, was charged with making a false report of a crime after he had been dropped off at a hospital with gunshot wounds. APD says he gave conflicting information about how he was shot and where it happened. His injuries are not life threatening.
Neighbors nearby told Johnson they were afraid stray bullets would enter their homes.
“It literally sounded like a war zone outside of my door,” said one neighbor who asked not to be identified.
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The city has already cited the homeowner and ordered her to “cease all business” after the shootout and neighbor complaints.
“Her short-term rental needs to be shut down,” said the neighbor.
The homeowner says this is the first major incident at her home and she plans to fight to be able to rent it out again and get money back for repairs.
“I just have to pick up the pieces and do what I have to do to be able to get back into business,” she said.
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