3 people shot in Troup County home full of children

A 26-year-old LaGrange man allegedly broke into a home with “numerous children” inside and began shooting.

None of the children were injured in the Saturday morning shooting on Clearwater Drive, but three adults were taken to various trauma centers with gunshot wounds, Deputy Stewart Smith with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office said in an emailed statement.

A total of nine people were in the home when Victor Wayne Weatherspoon forced his way into the residence and began shooting, Smith said.

Weatherspoon was arrested after an hours-long search that included sheriff’s deputies and investigators as well as LaGrange police and DNR officers. He is at the Troup County Jail on nine counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of first-degree burglary. Weatherspoon is awaiting a bond hearing, Smith said.

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