68-year-old woman's home shot up in retaliation shooting, police say

For the third time in two days, Athens police were called to investigate a shooting they believe is connected to one man.

Johntavious King, 20, was arrested on charges he opened fire at two separate locations within the span of three hours Tuesday. On Wednesday, with King sitting in jail, someone fired shots into a 68-year-old woman’s house on King’s street.

“Detectives believe this incident to be in retaliation to the previous night’s shootings that occurred on Oak Hill Drive and Pamela Drive,” Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said in a statement.

Johntavious King (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

The woman was inside but was not injured when bullets sprayed her Linda Avenue home about 11 p.m. Responding officers located several shell casings, Rodriguez said. 

Police said the woman did not see the shooters. They have not said if she is related to King.

King is facing charges in two similar shootings at an Oak Hill Drive apartment complex and a Pamela Drive home after he was seen in a white Jeep Cherokee at both crime scenes, according to police. He was found sitting in the Jeep after the Pamela Drive shooting and arrested.

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No one was injured in the Tuesday afternoon shootings and no witnesses have come forward to say they were targets, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. However, Rodriguez said detectives are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information about the three shootings is asked to contact Detective Kim Johnson at 706-613-3330, ext. 331. 

In other news: 

Police are searching for who fired the gunshot.

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