Cobb County

Shootout in neighborhood sends families diving for cover

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Acworth police say a shootout in a quiet neighborhood had some families diving for cover.

The shooting happened Tuesday in the 100 block of Clubhouse Drive in Acworth.

"Just one round after another. Bang, bang, bang," a homeowner told Channel 2 Cobb County Bureau Chief Chris Jose.

Homeowners told Jose they did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation.

"My husband yelled at us to get down. It sounded like it was coming into our house," a mother said. "My kids ran down to the basement."


Police said two cars pulled on to Clubhouse Drive and a group of people got out and shot at each other. Neighbors say they heard up to a dozen gunshots.

The shootout continued as one of the cars took off, police said. Witnesses told Jose they saw one group go north on Cobb Parkway and the other toward Loring Road.

Police said investigators are going through surveillance video to identify the suspects. Local hospitals have been notified to be on the lookout for injured people who are seeking treatment for gunshot wounds, police said.

Jose found bullet holes on one of the homes.

Police said no residents were injured.