Police investigating apparent drive-by shooting, crash into mailbox in Snellville

Police in Gwinnett County are investigating after they say someone shot at a Snellville home with a rifle Sunday and crashed into a mailbox of a second home while trying to leave the scene.

Cameron Turner, 20, and Shanya Woodard, 18, were taken into custody shortly after the shooting, though neither of them has been charged with pulling a trigger at this time, according to police.

Officers were sent to the home on Spring Ridge Circle, according to a Gwinnett police report. When they arrived, they saw a silver Nissan Sentra that had crashed into a brick mailbox outside the home, the report said.

A second home that was the target of the shooting had several bullet holes in the front door and more rifle rounds in the driveway.

A homeowner told investigators that the car came through the neighborhood and drove off. About 15 minutes later, it came back and stopped in front of the home, police said. Someone in the passenger’s seat then opened fire from inside the car, according to the police report.

“(The homeowner) advised it was a series of shots fired in rapid succession,” the report said.

The car sped off and tried to leave the neighborhood, but only made it a few yards before the driver lost control and smashed into the mailbox, the police report said.

Two people got out and ran away, according to the report.

Investigators said some of the shots appeared to have been fired from inside the home, but no one was inside.

Police searched the Sentra and found multiple cellphones and a silver backpack containing money, a magazine for a Glock and marijuana.

Turner’s debit cards and identification cards were also found in the driver’s seat, according to the incident report. Police found Woodard’s purse in the back seat on the passenger’s side.

Woodard was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail, where she is charged with possession of marijuana. She remains in jail on a $2,950 bond, jail records show.

Turner was booked on an outstanding warrant accusing him of hit-and-run and unsafe lane change. He is being held on a $544 bond, according to jail records.

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