• Neighborhood shaken after 2 drive-by shootings in 2 days on same street

    By: Audrey Washington

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    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Neighbors are on edge after they say bullets flew through their windows after someone opened fired on home twice in two days. 

    Police say the back-to-back drive-by shootings happened on Daniel Street in Henry County on Sunday and Monday. 

    No one was seriously hurt, but one woman told Channel 2's Audrey Washington the bullets just narrowly missed her four children inside. 

    The mother, who didn't want to be identified, said she hit the floor when bullets crashed through her home. One of the bullets grazed her boyfriend in the back. 

    He is expected to recover, but the woman said her four kids were terrified and crying. 


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    Now, she's worried whoever shot at least six bullets into her home may come back again. 

    "It's absolutely scary," she said. "You don't know when they're coming, or if they're coming back."

    Washington spoke to Chief Derrick Austin with the City of Hampton police, who said they believe it was the same person who shot up another house on Sunday. 

    "We did get a description of a white male passenger who is doing the shooting," Austin said. "It's not a high-crime area. The city is very safe, so this is very unusual for us."

    Washington spotted bullets in a third home as she was investigating the shooting, but it's unclear if those are related. Either way, police are now on the lookout and are running patrols up and down the street. 

    The woman just wants the person responsible caught. 

    "I don't know the reason why he's doing it, but I just want police to find the person who's shooting at people before a child is hurt," she said. 

    Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police.

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