• Double-shooting started as argument in East Cobb neighborhood, police say

    By: Matt Johnson , Tom Regan

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    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Cobb County neighbors are hoping for answers about a double shooting in their neighborhood.

    Police say a homeowner and a contractor got into an argument on Wellington Lane Wednesday.

    The initial call came in as an active shooter, so neighbors were alerted to stay in their homes.

    "It was very scary. This just doesn't happen here in east Cobb. We never see anything like this,” neighbor Sydney Marchese said.

    Police arrested one person and questioned a witness.

    The victims were taken to nearby hospitals and as of Wednesday, their conditions were not known.

    Police initially said two people were taken into custody, but later said one was just a witness. Police are still questioning the witness. 

    NewsChopper 2 was over the scene, where over a dozen law enforcement vehicles were parked in a neighborhood and SWAT officers wearing tactical gear drew their guns as the situation unfolded.

    Police told Channel 2's Tom Regan the shooting happened after a dispute with a contractor over a home remodeling project. 


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    Police sent the SWAT team to the scene out of what they say was an abundance of caution. 

    Regan talked to Sydney Marchese, who lives nearby, and saw the messages on social media. 

    "Somebody posted 'stay in your homes. There's an active shooter." And it was someone who lives in the neighborhood," Marchese said. 

    As law enforcement descended on the area, parents from nearby schools reached out to tell Channel 2 Action News that they were upset they weren't notified about the shooting. 

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