Police are investigating after a large fight led to dozens of gunshots being fired in Newnan.
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17-year-old injured after about 30 gunshots fired during fight in Newnan

Authorities are investigating after nearly 30 shots were fired at a Newnan apartment, sending a 17-year-old to the hospital.

About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the Eastgate Apartments after a report of a large fight, Newnan police spokeswoman Ashley Copeland said.

Before officers arrived, they were told by 911 that shots had been fired at the scene, prompting the group to scatter. When police got there, they found nearly 30 shell casings in the parking lot and multiple bullet holes in two apartment buildings.

No one was injured at the scene, but police learned about 20 minutes later that a teenager on Caroline Place had been shot in the arm, Copeland said. 

He was taken to a hospital, where is expected to be OK. Police did not release the teenager’s name.

No other information was provided. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 770-254-2355.

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