Police catch gunman who shot woman, putting neighborhood, schools on lockdown

Police set up perimeter to search for gunman who shot woman

Police say they have caught the man who they say shot a woman and ran off after the two got into an argument.

The shooting happened at a home along Racetrack Road in McDonough around 1 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators told Channel 2’s Tom Jones that the man shot the woman as she attempted to leave the home.

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She eventually was able to drive away, but police said the woman got into a wreck with two other cars. That woman was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for her injuries. Two other drivers ended up with minor injuries from the wreck.

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Police set up a perimeter around a wooded area along Racetrack Road as they searched for the shooter.

NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene and showed police fanned out across a nearby neighborhood.

Jones spoke with a homeowner in the area who said he heard the shots.

“I heard the gunshots, about four or five gunshots, and they didn’t come knock or anything on my door. I happened to see someone walking through my backyard, and it caught my attention, and I go out and see what it is, and I see all the flashing lights. I come out, and all this is taking place. I look out the window, and I see M16 guns drawn, everything,” the homeowner said.

Police told Jones they caught shooter shortly before 6:30 p.m.

Earlier in the afternoon, McDonough Middle and High schools were placed on lockdown.

NewsChopper 2 flew over McDonough High School around 5:30 p.m. and saw several buses lining up outside the school. The school district said they were doing a controlled release of the students.