South Fulton grandma’s house shot multiple times on Super Bowl day

A South Fulton grandmother said her home was shot several times Sunday afternoon, and it took about six hours for police to respond, authorities said.

Edith Brothers told Channel 2 Action News she found at least two bullet holes in her door and wall the next day, including one that knocked down a framed family photo. Her home is off Pointer Court.

“And I put my finger in (the hole),” Brothers said. “I said, ‘Darn, that hole went all the way through there.’”

She said she called 911 but a police officer never showed up. However, police Chief Keith Meadows told Channel 2 that an officer was dispatched six hours after the call because it was held up in the Fulton County 911 dispatch center. The reason the call was delayed is unclear, but he said his department contracts with Fulton County’s 911 center.

“It makes me feel as though I’m not important as a citizen, but I can pay my taxes and pay for their wages,” Brothers said.

Meadows said the officer knocked on her door around 10:30 p.m. and no one answered, while Brothers said no one knocked. Either way, at least one spent bullet remains in her house after she found it, waiting to be collected as evidence.

MORE: Gang ties possible in south Fulton neighborhood shootings; suspects sought reported that the Pointer Ridge community had a string of shootings into homes about two years ago, prompting a response from the city's mayor. Mayor Bill Edwards promised to crack down on crime in the area and urged people to report suspicious activity if they saw it.

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