Decatur police are asking residents to check their home security cameras.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News/File photo
Photo: Channel 2 Action News/File photo

Shots fired into Decatur homes from moving vehicle, police say

Investigators are asking for residents’ help after someone fired shots into at least two houses while driving down a Decatur street over the weekend.

The vehicle drove down East Lake Drive near Park Place, Johnston Place and Second Avenue about 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Decatur police spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Ross said in a statement.

Officers responded to a home in the 200 block of East Lake Drive, where residents said they were woken up by the sound of gunshots and glass breaking. There were bullet holes in the front window, the living room and the bedroom wall, Ross said.


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Another resident on East Lake Drive said he thought he heard banging on the front door, but instead found bullet holes in his front window and patio ceiling.

The homes are located in the Oakhurst neighborhood, about a mile and a half from downtown Decatur.

No injuries were reported. Police found shell casings in the street on East Lake, Ross said. Officials did not say if there is any suspected motive for the shootings.

Investigators are now looking for any video footage from home security cameras that face the street in the area. Anyone who has video from June 16 at 4:11 a.m. is asked to contact  Investigator Robert Lindsey at or 678-553-6628.

A similar incident was reported in the nearby Kirkwood neighborhood, in the city of Atlanta. Decatur investigators will work with the Atlanta Police Department to determine if the incidents are connected, Ross said.

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In other news:

Channel 2 Action News talked to DeKalb County Fire Capt. Dion Bentley who said at least 12 cars were found on fire along South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road at an auto care business.

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