A total of 100 shell casings were recovered outside a home on Ingledale Drive in southwest Atlanta early Thursday.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Homes with children inside sprayed with bullets

At least two homes with children inside were sprayed with bullets early Thursday, Atlanta police said.

The gunfire started just after 12:30 a.m. and involved homes about one mile apart.

A total of 100 shell casings were recovered outside the residence on Ingledale Drive in southwest Atlanta, according to a police report obtained by AJC.com. About 60 evidence markers were placed outside the other home on Dale Lane.

About 60 crime scene markers were placed outside of a home on Dale Lane in southwest Atlanta after a drive-by shooting overnight.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

An 11-year-old was in the home in the 3400 block of Ingledale Drive and small children were in the home in the 3200 block of Dale Lane, Capt. William Ricker told Channel 2 Action News.

In both cases, no one was hurt.

However, officers have received information that the shooting on Dale Lane may be related to an ongoing feud that led to a homicide at the same location in 2017.

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According to police, three men who were parked outside the home in October of that year were involved in an altercation with a second group of men and started shooting at each other. They then drove to a family member’s home on Star Mist Drive, where officers found two of the men with critical injuries and the other uninjured. One of them died later at Grady Memorial Hospital.

“Investigators are working to determine if the two incidents are related,” police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told AJC.com. 

The latest shootings occurred less than 24 hours after police said someone fired multiple rounds at a southwest Atlanta apartment in the 3000 block of Landrum Drive just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. A family had to run and hide as bullets went through blinds, furniture and a microwave, according to Channel 2. 

“We all ran toward the bathroom because bullets were coming through the wall,” Netta Favors told the news station.

Favors’ vehicle was also riddled with bullets.

“They were shooting with something powerful,” she said.

Daugherty said police cannot confirm if any of the shootings are connected.

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