Decatur Police ask for public’s help investigating shots fired into homes on East Lake DrivePhoto provided by the Decatur Police Department
Decatur and Kirkwood residents woke up to the sound of gunfire early Sunday morning, June 16.
The suspects damaged homes in the area. No one was injured.
Now police are asking for the public’s help investigating the incidents. Police are still trying to determine if they are related.
“On Sunday, June 16, 2019 at approximately 4:14 a.m., Decatur Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of East Lake Drive in reference to a report of damage to property,” Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said. “The victims reported that a few minutes earlier they were awakened by what sounded like several gunshots and the sound of glass. The victims found holes in a front window and the living room and bedroom wall area. Officers found holes in the window, drywall of the living room and bedroom likely caused by a firearm. Officers recovered a bullet fragment from one of the holes.
“Shortly after, a second call was received to another residence in the 200 block of East Lake Drive reference a firearm damaging property. The victim reported hearing what he thought to be banging on the front door. He checked the home and found a hole in the front window and patio ceiling. Officers observed holes in the window and patio ceiling and recovered bullet fragments on the ground. Officers searched the area and recovered shell casings in the street in the 200 block of East Lake Drive. No injuries were reported.”
Police said similar activity was reported in Kirkwood at the same time. Information from Atlanta Police wasn’t immediately available. Decatur Police said they’d be working with APD on the investigation to determine if the incidents are related.
“We are seeking any video footage from residential cameras that cover the street in the area of East Lake Drive, Park Place, Johnston Place and Second Avenue in reference to shots fired from a moving vehicle into two houses in the 200 block of East Lake Drive early Sunday morning, June 16, 2019 at approximately 4:11 a.m.,” Ross said. “Please check your cameras and if you have footage of any vehicles passing around that time frame, contact Inv. Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678/553-6628.”