Shots fired into home were retaliation for deadly triple shooting, police say

Police are still looking for suspects in back-to-back shootings in the city of South Fulton.

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police are still looking for suspects in back-to-back shootings in the city of South Fulton.

Police said shots fired into a home 24 hours after two teens were killed and another injured in South Fulton County was an act of retaliation.

Channel 2 Action News learned that someone fired shots into a home on One Lake Way sometime overnight Wednesday.

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Channel 2's Audrey Washington said the shooting was just feet from Tuesday's deadly shooting.

In all, the shooter fired more than 20 shots into the home while adults and four children were inside. No one was hurt.

Family member Debra Jackson told Channel 2's Christian Jennings even a newborn was inside the home.

"You still know there's babies in that house, there's females in there, kids in there. That's the only room that was shot," she said.

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Grant Payton and 19-year-old Tyree Johnson were killed in the shooting. A 15-year-old was also shot, but survived.

Channel 2’s Tom Jones

spoke to Payton’s mother, who said the teen just started a new job at Chick-fil-A.

<p>Grant Payton had just started his first job at Chick-fil-A.</p>

Grant Payton had just started his first job at Chick-fil-A.

"He was so excited about getting that job," she said. "He was so happy."

Payton was shot and killed at his best friend’s house early Tuesday morning. The boys had been friends since they were 6 years old, Gordon said.


"He wasn't in a gang. He didn't sell drugs," Gordon said. "He wasn't just hanging out in somebody's neighborhood. He was in another parent's house."

She said her son and his friend had gone to McDonald's and were returning home when the gunmen drove up. She says the gunmen ordered them to give up their money and then opened fire.

Jackson said she is puzzled. She said there is no way her family was involved in Tuesday's shooting.

"They probably thought they knew who they were targeting or what people on the streets were saying. You can’t go by that,” she said.

Police said they are following leads but could not tell us if they have any suspects or a description of the shooter or shooters.